Every now and then I will publish tutorials with techniques I use to make my own images.

To make a composite image I follow these steps.

1. Shoot studio photo and location photo’s. The location photo’s I often shoot as HDR.

2. Shoot background image
HDR photographing, camera settings, etc

3. Retouch model photo
Adding detail using the Double RAW Converting technique, skin retouching (using the dust & scratches filter), dodge & burn
A frequency separation technique is explained very well on Fstoppers by Julia Kuzmenko.

4 Background editing
Tonemapping, Adding detail, cleaning up, dodge & burn

5 Creating the composite
Cutting out the subject, adjusting

6 Creating shadows

7 Blending foreground with the background

8 Final touches

9 Publishing the end results
Use of social media


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  1. Beste Arjen, erg bedankt voor je òverduidelijke uitleg wat betreft de Double Raw Converting techniek. Voor human bodies en portretten van mannen is het fantastisch!
    Mocht je nog eens in Levanto komen, waar ik woon met mijn familie, dan ben je van harte welkom in ons Casinò di Levanto! Nogmaals bedankt, werk-ze, have fun, laugh lots, Hans –

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