composite

I’ve messed about in Photoshop over the years, although my go to application is Lightroom for 90% of the time. I’ve been doing a rather excellent course “Photoshop Artistry – Fine Art Grunge Composition Course!” – not much of a mouthful – that I have both really enjoyed and also found rather inspiring.

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We had a walk in West Wood just outside Thaxted  this afternoon. The original shot was OK but lacked a proper subject so…who could resist a steel rhino?


At Camera Club tonight it was the Chairman’s evening and Emma had invited a chap who takes part in historical reenactment events, specifically the middle ages…and he arrived with full suits of armour, swords, axes and all sorts of other wonderful bits and pieces.

The club strobe lights were out and there was lots to photograph…so I spent the evening chatting with other members…and suddenly realised I hadn’t got any shots!

I dashed around and grabbed a few shots of armour. When I got home I wasn’t hugely impressed with what I had so decided to spend some time in photoshop to see what I could come up with…and here we have it!

This is a composite made up of around 7 different shots – the helmet and chain armour were from this evening, all the other images are mine from previous shoots.

The overriding message I took home from the evening is – it’s damn hot work wearing suits of armour!


This is a composite of two shots both taken this evening whilst I sat by Doctors Pond watching the world go by.


I don’t do much compositing – taking more than 1 picture and merging them together to create a new shot – but this is one that came out really well. This was an original shot of Badger, one of our cats taken a couple of years ago merged with a new background and a new “title” added in photoshop. The background is a slightly amended version of this free download from Gavin Hoey.