Why Live Composite is One of the Best Things to Happen To Cameras

The Live Composite feature is so incredibly fun to play with.

Unless you’re shooting with Olympus and Panasonic, you’ve probably never heard of Live Composite. In our constant search to move away from editing, this is a feature we adore. It means that a photographer needs to think about something beforehand. They need to be very careful. And best of all, they need to not rely on Photoshop. When someone says, “Photoshop it later,” a part of me dies inside. It’s awful. But with Live Composite, a photographer can stay out in the field creating. If you’re a hobbyist or a professional who really just wants to shoot, we encourage you to try it.

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Holger Pooten and Recom Farmhouse Stage the “Fireman” in East London

All images by Holger Pooten in collaboration with Recom Farmhouse. Used with Creative Commons permission.

We’ve seen a fair number of projects that combine photography with digital art. It’s tricky territory to tread but a good number of the projects are pretty interesting. Now, we add to that number a project by German-born, London-based photographer Holger Pooten, done in collaboration with international CGI and Creative Retouching team Recom Farmhouse.

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Cheap Photo: Photography Software and Tutorial Deal! Grab the Ultimate Bridal Compositing Bundle for Just $47!

Make your wedding and bridal pictures stand out from the crowd with this excellent photography software deal!

If you’re a wedding photographer you’re not going to want to miss out on this exceptional deal. Right now you can get the Ultimate Bridal Compositing bundle for just $47 which will save you over $80 on this amazing piece of photography software and tutorial.

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Addendum Replaces the Faces of Street Photography Subjects With Those in Famous Paintings


Photos by Aref Jdey. Used with permission

There are loads and loads of issues with street photography: one of which is the issue of someone’s rights in public. Photographer Aref Jdey started in photography by shooting wildlife but then wanted to transition into street photography–but many ethical and legal issues held him back. After some thought about this, he figured out solution: inserting the faces of characters in famous paintings into the photos. That’s the focus behind his project “Addendum” which involves shooting the images with a Leica X2, some Photoshop compositing and processing in Nik Silver Efex to make the images look like vintage pieces of film.

“I’ve been struggling with legal issues and permission inquiries wherever I was traveling, losing many opportunities to make some good shots.” says Aref. “And when I saw the last work of Nastya Nudnik, I told myself let’s give it a try, but instead of icons, I’ll insert paintings personae and characters, reversing the process.”

Aref’s images are both hilarious and well executed from an art perspective. You can see more after the jump or on his Tumblr.

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