An extremely easy trick shot can be made from two images. Set your camera on a tripod and expose an image of the model. I used my friend Crystal Gomez. It helps if, like Crystal, she has great legs:
Without changing anything, take an image of the scene without the model:
In Photoshop, I masked Crystal from the first image and positioned her on the second image then added a drop shadow. There are advantages to compositing a model into the same scene in which she was originally photographed:
- The masking does not need to be precisely perfect since the color and texture of Roman shades behind her is pretty much the same everywhere.
- The lighting on the background scene and on the model will be very close.
Here is the final image: