You see one of the coolest photos you’ve ever seen in your entire life.
“One”, you think, “That’s freaking cool!” and “Two, what kind of photograph is that?”, and finally “Three, how in the world did they create it?”
This was the exact experience I had the first time I laid eyes on commercial photographer, Dave Hill’s Composites. I Googled, I searched, and I read all in an effort to find out what this crazy-looking photography was, and more importantly, how I could learn to do it.
So, today I’m going to introduce you to the world of Composite Photography?
Explaining Composite Photography
Let me jump to the chase and explain what Composite Photography is, then later I’ll show you some examples from my library of work.
According to Wikipedia, “Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene.”
“Composite Photography is the blending of two or more photos into one Amazing Image.”
In other words, take 2 photos, smash them together, and you have a Composite. Back in the olden days of film, a double exposure could be considered a Composite.
I could keep going on but it’s much easier to just show you what a Photo Composite looks like.
Resources to Help Get Started
If you’re interested in Composite Photography, there are a ton of both free and paid resources out there to help guide you. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a pro photographer, there’s something for everyone.
Free on YouTube
The Creative Portrait Channel (Yep, that one’s mine)
You can’t go wrong with any one of these resources and all are excellent places to get started with your Composite Photography journey.