A couple of weeks ago I talked about how I wanted to start doing some new work, compositing images. I have slowly started planning some work and experimenting with that. Then last week I showed you a wedding photo that I had done a composite with, changing the background. So this week I finally got around to going to Montsalvat in Eltham to take some photos that I could use for compositing.
I have to be careful with these photos, I had to pay $22 an hour to be allowed to take photos and I am only allowed to use them here. So I took some photos and will try experimenting with them, but I am still deciding if I would ever use Montsalvat again.
The background was taken at Montsalvat in the big room above the Great hall. These windows are so gorgeous and the light coming through was lovely. I have some plans for the images, but I need to photograph my model first. I really wanted to try compositing one, so I got one of the images I took of Thea in my class last Saturday and tried to composite her into the image.
I am not sure the image really works. It was a difficult one to do. Thea was sitting on some steps outside and the light was quite bright. I had to work a lot to tone that down. I did take a quick image of one of the girls sitting on the lounge and used that for reference with the light. I like the idea of it, but if I was going to do one for real, I think I would dress her differently and plan the shoot with the background image in mind. I am reasonably happy with how the actual compositing went and I did learn a lot doing it.
I asked my daughter to kneel down and pretend she was praying. I like the composition, couldn’t resist doing this image. I took other images of this without her so if I want to try and get someone in it that is more appropriate I can.
I thought I would show some of the images that I got to try compositing with. I am not sure if I will use some or all or none, but this is what I got while I was there yesterday. I will include the above images as well.