About the Class

Aristotle once said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” In this video class, Drake Busath shows you how that quote can be true in family portraits as he creates a seamless composite that would make Aristotle proud!

Why might composites be the way to go when you’ve got a large family to photograph? Well, it’s a lighting nightmare and how often do you get 15 or more family members to smile perfectly at the same time? So roll up your sleeves and get ready for Drake’s step-by-step instructions for photographing the big family in segments. You’ll learn about…

  • The best type of lighting and poses to capture for each group with the final image in mind.
  • Making measurements for all aspects of the setup so you can get images sized and positioned just right for the final composite.
  • Handling the computer and Photoshop part of the composite, which the techies will love and even the non-geeks will understand, thanks to Drake’s easy explanations.
  • Guidelines for creating that composite image that you’ll want to write down and save!

Next time you get that big family portrait request, you’ll be ready. (And hey, think of all the other ways you could use these compositing skills for your different photographic needs!)

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