Regular photos can often be too true to reality. And when you take something out of proportion or play with what is naturally possible, it can be much more evocative. This video gives some ideas and ways of doing it.
As photographers we know the pen tool and how to mask something out in Photoshop, or if you don't, you need to. To cut out a character or prop and re-using it in another image or adding multiple shots and adding it all together in a way that’s fun and more emotionally interactive will get a great response.
For me, compositing is part of the fun of photography, but it can also show potential clients what you’re able to do visually, and also with regards to ideas and imagination. I most certainly think if you had one or two photos in your portfolio where you did some compositing you’ll get a smile or some questions, which is excellent in closing your next photoshoot project deal, and build that new relationship with a client.
I’m in Paris now, so the next time the weather is good, I’m going to go prick myself with the Eiffel Tower, and I might even become a giant in the Champ de Elysees. If you have any images that you’ve already composited, share them in the comments, or give some ideas of what you’re thinking of doing. This video is there to inspire. The only limit is your imagination.