When you look at a photo showing a fantasy world, there is often that moment of armament on how the final photograph looks so real and yet unreal at the same time. That is because good compositors use real elements from real photos and have the ability to blend them in well. Of course, there is more to this art than just selecting photo parts and throwing them together. In fact, watching how a composite comes to life is almost as looking at a piece of art that is disconnected from the final photograph.
Photographer and retoucher Renne Robyn records her process of compositing a photo and they are a delight.
The four movies below show 4 different composites. You can use the roller to see a before and after, and then watch the movie to see who it was made. (or jump to the end to learn more about Renee)
Queen of Armageddon
If you want more, you should probably subscribe to Renee’s channel where she is posting this kind of work, and if you want to get to know her better, here a short movie made by Smugmug that shows some of the person behind the photos: