Since I’ve been taking photos I’ve been an admirer of the work of Joel Grimes and his composites. This was partially the driver for me getting some more strobes and lighting kit. I thought ‘I can do that’!

Well after a few tutorials and a bit of messing about I have managed to produce my first half decent composite, The processes that I used were a mixture of the Joel Grimes technique and that of Scott Kelby from his excellent book Light It Shoot It Retouch It. Whether one method is better than the other for certain types of image is questionable for me at this stage, however a mixture of the two seemed to work well, using either on their own didn’t yield great results.

I’m going to persevere though as I think this technique has great possibilities . . .I may well get to walk on the moon after all!

 (Mark Blundell)

The two source images are shown below