Creating an epic space composite - part 3 of 1 2 3 4 5 6

by George Fairbairn Published 01/12/2016


What I decided on was to have one of the band members floating towards the camera and reaching for a microphone that was floating away from him. This would give me a lot of depth as I could then put the other band members behind him. I also decided that we would have the bands’ instruments floating, and this meant that I could have some of the drum kit floating around and this would give us even more depth...
Then it was a matter of how to shoot it. But first, the background.


The Background:

When I create composite images, they are usually created based around the background first. It is usually the background that will dictate to me what the finished image is going to look like. What is the lighting like?

What is the composition? Where can I place the subjects? Now, 99% of the time (for me at least) the backgrounds physically exist... they are actual places that I have photographed. That was not the case here. I have never been to space to take any photographs to use in this image. I could use NASA images, but I didn’t want to do that either as it was going to limit and restrict me. So I decided to start from scratch and create my own space background (Image 1).

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