Whoopiee! Small thing, but I actually made the Page header picture swap with every fresh visit, or page change in the site. Looks more professional? 🙂
Also did this quick and dirty flash composite yesterday.
It’s pretty easy – provided you’re already comfortable with manual mode & off camera lighting
1.) Set up the shot on Tripod, and expose the scene as you see fit (a la the usual strobist 1-2 stops below camera’s metering)
Tip: Prefocus the shot and lock it using MF. Remember to set a manual WB setting too!
2.) Position the subjects (and tell them, as much as possible, keep still!)
3.) Literally walk into the frame and light the subjects one-by-one (you can light a few people if they’re closely packed too!), each time taking a shot.
Tip: Using a wireless remote saves you running between camera and subject!
4.) Merge the different shots in Photoshop.
There! Nothing to it! 😉