10 Things You Need to Know About Compositing

I wanted to kick off the book with 10 tips, secrets, and overall things you should know about compositing before we get started.

1. Which Comes First, the Background or the Subject?

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I get asked this one all the time. Unfortunately, it’s not a definite answer one way or the other. For me, I’d say that 75% of the time the subject usually comes first. Give me someone interesting to photograph, and I’ll find a fitting background for them. Most of the time, I don’t even know what that background is before I photograph the person. The other 25% of the time, I’ll have a background specifically in mind before ...

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