“Wildlands”

If you’re around me a lot, you’ll know that I’m an avid computer gamer. This use of my free time really syncs with my huge interest in Milsim Airsoft. My latest “obsession”, as it where, is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. I highly suggest picking this title up if you’re into first person shooters / RPGs / action shooters.

Anyways back to my newest composite: 

Inspiration:

Ghost Recon Wildlands Cover Art

 

Finding a base image:

Fortunately, literally putting in the word “Jungle” into Unsplash gave me great results.

Photo by Eutah Mizushima

Base Model Photo:

It always takes me a few shots to find the perfect one… and even then it’s always “well that’s the best one”.Final Photo Details:Camera: Olympus E-M1 Mark II
Lens: M.12mm F2.0
ISO: 400
F: 20
EX: 1/200

Final Chosen Image

 

Post work on the chosen image as well as masking:

The biggest wall¬†that I ran into was trying to get my body into the photo without making it awkward. The most common way to do this is cutting off the feat, but the problem with that was that I was still ‘floating’. Ultimately I had to mask out some rocks from a different image, to give me a floor to sit on.

Final Composite:

Full Video of the composite process in photoshop:

 

On a comical side note, many of my friends thought I was wearing a wizard hat because of the way my buttstock was situated over my hat, so I made this (VERY quickly) to appease them:

 

If you liked this, let me know! I’ll try to post more about composites.

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