It’s winter. Models are not too enthusiatic about shooting in cold weather. No worries. With a little imagination and some Photoshop skills, you can create some pretty cool images (get it: Winter, cold, pretty cool).
I digress. Back in July 2012, I had a great photo session with the beautiful and talented Amanda Kay. Not only is she a great model to work with, she’s also a wonderful makeup artist. I did the session with the intent of doing what those in the industry call “compositing”. Compositing is when you take a collection of images and combine them together to make a cohesive piece of art.
Next, I was driving in Columbia, and I saw a really cool configuration of exterior lights. Stop the car son!! Below is how the location looked unprocessed. In post-processing, I tweaked the overall colors bought back details in the shadows and highlights. Note how I stood in a spot in which I was able to capture the interesting placement of the lights spread-out in front of me.
In the summer of 2008, I did a photo shoot for recording artists Face & Shy. In one of the segments, I had them casually walking in Fells Point, and captured this nice action shot. Despite casting them as my antagonist, they are really nice guys.
Here are some notes on what was done to complete the composite. Excuse my chicken scratch.