Compositing fun

January 02, 2015  •  1 Comment

I am loving compositing. I love it because it allows me to create true art in the sense that I am using my images and my creativity to make something that never existed. Bits and pieces will inspire me and then I put it all together. The process of creating a composite is relaxing and fun as I think and process and then create.

Tonight I was looking at car ads, I noticed that many had this one thing in common. The car is the star, the car is surrounded by a pool of light and the grungy background is dark. I set about tonight to go for that look and present the finished result. 

But first I want you to see where I started

I created this background from a few images that I had laying around, even the light was composited in


Once I had the background ready I went looking for a MINI that would work with it. Not all images will work together, the key is that you have to get the lighting to match and that can be tricky. I chose this image because of the angle and the fairly flat light which was mostly from above. It's creating a shadow that makes sense for the background.


Once I put them together there was still a fair amount of work in tweaking the image to get me the look I wanted, but I'm happy with it. I hope you like it too



If you're interested in seeing your MINI captured like this then let me know and we can work out an appointment. I'll be at MINIs on the Dragon but I can also do local shoots before the event if you're local to Alexandria, VA




Sherri Wilson(non-registered)
I love this one. It's perfect for the setting you created!
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