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Creating Photoshop Composite Portraits for Warren

by dav.d

In April 2014 I had the chance to visit New York City for about 5 hours. I will be honest, it just isn’t enough time to do service for such a city. I did take about 500 photographs that will hopefully help with my Photoshop projects.

I photographed Warren in studio for one commercial assignment and in addition I created a few more photographs that I can use in my Photoshop Compositing. New York seemed to be a good location and then I went a bit off the rails and added him to an apple orchard. To be honest, an apple orchard might be more appropriate for an engagement couple. But sometimes variety is what is needed.

Warren was composited into the New York Subway

Warren was composited into the New York Subway

I will be saving up for another trip to New York. I still want to get photos of the bridges, buildings, ports, autumn, spring, and the unique shops. And while I am there I might as will see some Broadway shows. I was really close to buying a flight and hotel for 4 days of nothing but photography. I might still do that soon.

Who needs to visit New York when we have Photoshop

Who needs to visit New York when we have Photoshop?

I have also been taking blurry background photos. Photographers will use the term “bokeh” which is used to describe the look of out of focus parts of a photograph. It is one reason a big camera kicks butt—you get those blurry backgrounds. And with Photoshop you can take it to the extreme and make it look like you shot a full length portrait with a 400mm lens, which would be outrageously expensive.

A creative bokeh or blurred background was used for this composite

A creative bokeh or blurred background was used for this composite

Warren was added to an apple orchard

Warren was added to an apple orchard

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Warren's Portraits in Studio | dav.d photography September 4, 2015 - 12:45 pm

[…] should have blogged these photos a long time ago. I have already blogged a few Photoshop composites I created of Warren. He was a great guy and fun to work with. I’m always a bit nervous working with someone new […]

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