“Composite” Photography is quickly becoming a big thing in the photographic world. As studios are rushing to learn this technique R.L. Charpentier Photography already has it dialed in.
So, what is it?
A composite photograph is a combination of multiple images into one image. Normally clients are photographed in studio with special lighting setups that allow the photographer to easily blend the portrait with some type of external environmental shot. Can’t get to the beach but desperately wanting a photograph of yourself with an ocean sunset background? Yeah, that’s where compositing comes in.
You see composites every day but probably don’t think about it. The latest stylized movie poster with all the characters set against a dark and ominous background?
A lovely pastoral scene with your favorite model showing you her choice of blush?
Could be a composite.
Composite images have long been used in the Commercial Photography industry for magazine ads, bill boards, movie posters, album covers, and more. Normally though photo studios don’t offer these types of images to portrait clients. Composites are time intensive. Studio shoot for the photographer. Then shooting backgrounds to blend with the portrait. Finally, hours of Photoshop work to pull the two (or more) images together for that final look.
With recent innovations in Photoshop, photographic techniques, and lighting composites have become less time intensive. And R.L. Charpentier Photography is all about the latest in imaging technology. So, we now offer what the commercial “big boys” have been offering to Hollywood. Your own stylized scenes!
Rich has been shooting HDR for a half decade now. And he’s always known, creating an HDR with people in it looks terrible. High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography isn’t kind to people’s faces. But Rich has always wanted to introduce people into HDR scenes. With compositing techniques it is now possible to create extreme images with an artistic flare!
Rich has started on a new portraiture series for High School Athletes. Play Anywhere!
The idea behind Play Anywhere is to create images for the athletes in studio, and then introduce them to locations you wouldn’t normally find just anyone playing. Only the most dedicated tennis player would be ready for a few sets in a parking garage. How about a lone soccer player ready for action in the high desert scrub?
Composite sessions are only limited by the imagination of the client and photographer. If you’ve got a special surreal image in mind, R.L. Charpentier Photography can help you bring that vision into reality!
Composite sessions go a little further than your standard photo session. Clients will be photographed in studio. After the initial studio session Rich will blend your images with backgrounds of your choosing. If he doesn’t have a background on file he’ll go out and shoot the scene at your request (within reason, we’re not flying off to the Eifel Tower). During your initial consultation we’ll determine what we can realistically do.
Composite Sessions start at $435.00 for the sitting fee and compositing fee. Sessions run for 1 to 1.5 hours. You can bring as many clothing changes as you like.
What you receive
- 1 to 1.5 hour studio session with as many wardrobe changes as we can fit.
- 5 composited images on the backgrounds of your choosing printed 8×10″ or 8×12″.
- The 5 completed composites on disk for you to use as you see fit. You’re welcome to print images from this disk, as well as use the files on such social media sites as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- 25% discount on canvas gallery wrap pricing of any of your composites