I used the existing downlights and posed my subject in many
different ways. The first image was of the environment only (without
her in it) at f/16 and a ¼ of a second at ISO 1600. Each shot was then
photographed with a faster speed and shallower depth-of-field
to avoid camera shake and subject movement without having to
increase my ISO. I then deep-etched the individual photographs
and built and blended the composite.
As photographers, we often get obsessed with the beauty of
our female subjects. We shouldn’t forget that we should celebrate
the men, too (like the image above does)! You really should shoot
and sell to the male subjects as well as the couple (since individual
female portraits sell themselves).
These composite-style creations can also help impress a
commercial or fashion client. It’s a perfect way of not only meeting
your client’s expectations but overdelivering with something they
were not expecting.
Unlike most composites you see, these conceptual images are not
meant to look like a real photograph, per se. They’re more meant
to be a fun and simple yet striking way to create something new for
your clients and yourself. Jump right in—you have nothing to lose!
Jerry Ghionis is widely regarded as one of the best wedding
photographers and educators in the world. The USA Nikon
Ambassador has won more awards than any other photographer at
WPPI where he became the first Grand Master.
Simple to set up, ready to shoot
Get creative by putting the model
inside the HiLite
Can be used as a high key background