AOP part 33: DoubleTrouble
Just a quick aside, I've been involved with judging photo competitions and exhibitions for years. If you give your image a clever title, I can guarantee that us judges have heard it before. So please try and be more original.
Now, one of the main features of the location are these huge cast iron pillars that run through the building. While normally these seem to be always in the wrong place for your shot, I did think there was a way to use them positively as part of a montage or composite shot.
The process is simple. Set up the camera on a tripod. Set a fixed exposure and focal length. Take all the images you want.
In post, take your two paired images and set one as a layer above the other. Then find a good dividing line if you have one, or use a gentle graduated mask if not. Merge the layers and your done.
The crucial bit is making sure that the light, your camera settings, focus and your camera position do not move.
This is an excerpt from "Anatomy of a Photoshoot" which gives a complete breakdown of two days shooting with a full in-depth step by step review of everything that I do.
It is available on Amazon