Composite images – What they are and how are they done?
You may or may have heard the term ‘It’s a composite’ but what does that mean? A composite Image is a picture that is made from the combination of multiple images merged into one.
The Frog Pose…
Probably my clients favourite pose and my most requested. However, it is very important that you are aware that this pose, must ALWAYS be done as a composite. Although it may appear that the baby is balancing in this position, there is no way a baby can safely support their head like this. All it would take is for the baby to flinch slightly and this could cause serious damage. Therefore hands must always be on baby supporting AT ALL TIMES. Always ensure this pose is done as a composite image.
I have undergone extensive newborn training with the very best in the UK to ensure I have the necessary skills to pose babies in this position. Also, I am highly proficient in photoshop to allow me to merge these images together to create one beautiful and flawless image.
Below are examples of how the frog pose is created. You will see how my hands are positioned and how baby is completed relaxed both images (the frog position is one of the most comfortable for baby!)
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Digital Composites… Is that baby really on a swing? In an egg?
The answer is no. Again mainly due to safety reasons, I would much prefer to photograph a baby in safe way and create a composite, then risk the babies safety at any point.
There are many amazing digital composites to choose from nowadays (too many to choose from)
The trick is to try and replicate the background of the digital while you’re taking the image, so when you merge the two images together, it looks more believable.
Here are a few examples of composites:
I always include digital composites in my newborn galleries, they add variety and fun and are very unique.
A fellow photographer Claire Butler, from Claire Butler Photography based in Ballynahinch, Co.Down is brilliant with digital composites. Claire takes digital composites to the next level and creates them from scratch from picking beautiful flowers grown from her own garden!
These wonderful and unique designs can be purchased through her etsy shop.
If you are looking for a Baby Photography in Hillsborough, make sure you get in touch with her https://www.clairebutlerphotography.co.uk info@clairebutler photography.co.uk