This week, my blog post is about different ideas that I want to incorporate in my creative composite project. Composites are made up of multiple images that are merged into one single image. It is really neat to be able to create anything you want in one photo just by using composites. I have always thought that the composites with the giant dogs and the small humans are awesome. I am thinking that having my doggos in my composite would make it really cool. I want to make this project about things that I love so I will also want to have the beach and elephants in my composite as long as it does not get to be too hectic. I have not completely made up my mind with what I am hoping to create, but I am sure that it will turn out pretty well!
– Megan Wright
This week in our digital imaging class we learned how to composite images. We first practiced with two images supplied by our teacher and changed the background of the image that the model was in. Basically we combine two images and try to make them look as natural as possible. It sounds pretty tricky and there is a lot more to it than I ever realized. In order to make the image look natural, you have to make sure that the lighting from both the background you want the model to be on, and the light in the image with the model are the same or at least pretty close. After we practiced in class, we got to try it out on our own. Here is one of the composite images I created this week. I know it is nowhere near perfect, but I am pretty impressed that I was able to create this on my first try. I cannot wait to learn more about how to composite images and I look forward to being able to carrying this new skill with me.