AD:Vegas Composite Class

I had the pleasure of teaching a photo compositing class at After Dark: Vegas, and I wanted to share a quick breakdown of what we did. Compositing is a technique we use for commercial projects that require a complex idealized reality beyond what can be captured in a single image. To do it effectively it requires a lot of patience, planning, and attention to detail. For the After Dark composite I shot the crashed plane background in the morning and photographed the model on a white backdrop in-studio during the late-night class, blending the two together in Photoshop. The resulting image is striking and powerful (see below). I'll be teaching the composite class again at After Dark: Cincinnati in May, and I'll go into full detail about the entire process. If you come to the event, use our code "MAC" during registration to receive $50 off your registration. Here's the breakdown: