Intense Portrait Composite

As we’ve been progressing through this semester, we have been doing a lot of work on compositing different images together. Many assignments have been for lab days, but there are a couple of major assignments, also. The first of these requires that we place a person on a background. There was no specific way that we were to light the scene, so I chose to go for a high-contrast intense look. The background was shot as four frames, and put together as an HDR. As for the person, I photographed my friend Tyler using a large umbrella with a speedlight in front of him. I had a pair of AlienBees on either side of him adding the rim light, which helped with separation and contrast. This was the result:

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