The above image was used on the cover of the January 2010 issue of Investment Advisor (as if you couldn’t read).
I’m not big on compositing. I tend to like straight photography (although, now days you never can be too sure). Whenever I see a photographer who does those big time 52 images to make one image, I’m never really impressed. But, a lot of times I’ll go to the “personal work” section of their website and see straight images that I like.
Since I don’t do much compositing, I’m obviously not that adept at it. The above image probably maxed out my compositing skills (and yes, I know there is literally no easier image to composite that than putting two people against the same backdrop together). If I ever get called on to do some images that require heavy compositing, I’ll definitely be outsourcing to a retoucher.
Here are the two separate images.