JanStaes
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Sundown



"Sundown" - Photoshop composite.

"Sundown" - Photoshop composite.
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denisenewman PRO
 
denisenewman July 12, 2014
Wow what a fun photo -would make an awesome puzzle ;)
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Capture-Life September 06, 2014
ROCKIN' cooool editing !!! :):)
FaithPhotography
 
FaithPhotography November 30, 2015
Really intriguing!.
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SteBil30 November 27, 2018
WOW!!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Well, its a composite. None of the used pictures to create this composite called "Sundown" is shot by me. But I respect the work of others. I always make sure that I don't break any copyrights. I ask permission or in some cases I buy photo's from photo stocks.
Time
I called it "Sundown" with a reason ;-)
Lighting
The right lighting is critical to create a realistic composite. You need to know how lighting behaves. If it's not natural, people will notice. Even people who are not a photographer will see that something in the picture is not right. I can write a book about lighting alone. Direction, shadows, surfaces, material, light strength, brightness, color, reflection and so on are all things related to lighting that must fit together perfectly if you want to make a believable composite.
Equipment
Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom
Inspiration
I will read "What inspired you to make this composite?" Well, I made this one for a contest at worth1000.com. The rules of this contest were: show a cross-section or cut-away view of what surprises might really lie hidden behind the surface, any surface. That's basically it, nothing special really :) By the way: I won the contest. 1st place entry.
Editing
Great question. I'm sure I did :)
In my camera bag
My sandwiches I guess :D
Feedback
Yes.. Make clean selections and learn about lighting and shadows. Its not that hard. Look at the cup on your desk. Look where the light source is coming from and how the light is hitting the cup and what kind of shadow and reflection does it produce. How dark, sharp and long is the shadow? Now, this is an example on a cup on your desk. But you can do this with everything you see. Take a look at a table, painting on the wall, people standing in a room, your cat sleeping on the floor... Don't just look but study. Your composites will be much more realistic. And another golden tip: Learn by doing it. There are tons of great tutorials out there.

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