We love having band photography sessions. When you get to photograph a cool band like Rellen, it makes our job easy.
Our main goal for the band photography session was to capture a composite of the band. The description of a composite image is a photo that is a combination of multiple images. These images are then merged together into one single image. We photograph the elements of a composite image on a green screen. Then the individual images are extracted from the background in Photoshop. In conclusion you then layer in multiple elements and filters to create a somewhat surreal image.
This was the single image that was the result of their session.
How to Prepare for Your Band Photography Session
When we are preparing to photograph a band, or any composite, a lot of preparation must happen. Bands have already developed their “style” and are artists. In general, artists, have a look that they already have achieved, or are trying to achieve. Communication is key when planning for a band photography session. We must find out the style or the look the band wants to be labeled with. Once that is established we have to rule out what they don’t want. Next we have to agree on a theme for the image. Finally we have to create a background image.
The background image will determine the posing that must be captured to create the final image. Photography lighting and your camera angle must match the background perspective.
Before we photograph a composite image, we draw several sketches. This gives us options for posing. When the band arrives we will try a variety of poses, but only poses that will work in the composite that we are creating. This helps us think through what can truly work in a final image.
What Type of Client Uses Composite Images
We have a number of clients that are now choosing composite images. Bands, solo artists, families and some of our corporate clients now are wanting more from their photography. Some of our corporate clients are wanting to stand out in a crowded market. When we can create a unique composite image, it will help them do that. Companies that want to portray themselves in different setting is now possible through composite images. Families that want their images to be more unique then the “Jones”, it is a perfect option.
Are you looking for a photographer to create a unique composite image? Contact us today for more information.
Commercial Composite Photography
Are you looking for green screen photography? Maybe you are looking for commercial composite photography.
Composite photography is the art of taking multiple photos of individuals or elements and then layering them into one digital photo.
This image above is an example of a digital composite. This would be referred to as our green screen photography services.
On a commercial photo shoot, we spend a lot of time photographing each individual. We photograph them in several different poses and expressions. This allows us options on our final digital composite image.
Each of our subjects are photographed on a green screen or white screen. This is so we can extract them from the background. Digital extracting is a tedious and meticulous process. Once our extractions are complete we begin our art work designing in Photoshop.
For this commercial photography session they wanted a group image as well as individual images for their website and marketing.
For this particular commercial shoot we decided to use our white screen set up, instead of our green screen set up.
Here is an example of an individual image.
This is the result in extracting the subject in Photoshop then dropping them into a background of choice.
Here is an example of an alternate background.
Using the composite photo technique, we can basically take a commercial company anywhere. The company can be or look however they would like, all while being shot in one studio set up.
Here is another example of individual subject.
We have access to a multitude of backgrounds. We consult with our commercial accounts and find out what type of setting they are looking for. We then present a number of backgrounds to choose from.
In some cases, we have to go out and photograph new digital backgrounds. Here is an example of some digital backgrounds that we photographed for this commercial photography account.
We then present them by dropping a subject in the background. This helps the client visualize the final product. From there they choose their favorite backgrounds.
Here is more information on how we create our digital composites.
Is your company looking for something unique in your commercial photography? Contact us today for more information.
Creating digital composites is a lot of fun for us. It is a time where you can really take your photography to a new level. Being able to create a feel or theme for an image without leaving your studio is simply amazing. You basically can dream up and image, and make it happen. Are you looking for something out of the ordinary for you, your band, you as a musician, as an artist or just as a family? Call or email us to schedule your appointment today. Here are a few of our favorite composite images!