Curious how to properly shoot a background environment to drop a studio-photographed subject into? I know that is something I honestly struggled with early on. We regularly feature Glyn Dewis on Fstoppers, and recently he put together a quick and easy 2 minute video that gives crucial tips on how to make sure your focus/depth of field and angle of your background is captured correctly so it matches up with your portrait subject.
This video is great because it shares common sense, but these are elements often overlooked by people just getting into composite work. Some photographers will spend hours, even days, shooting background plates to use for composite shoots and shooting them properly will save you a lot of headache in post-production.
I just personally wrapped an in-studio photoshoot with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Junior and his race car and am about to shoot some environments for my final composites using these same tips Glyn Dewis shared. I'll make sure to do another Fstoppers post when the final images from that shoot are complete!
Make sure to check out more of Glyn’s tutorials on his website: GlynDewis.com