Jump!

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:

Crystal standing on the floor like any normal human being.

Crystal standing on the floor like any normal human being.

Without changing anything, take an image of the scene without the model:

The same scene without Crystal.

The same scene without Crystal.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. The lighting on the background scene and on the model will be very close.

Here is the final image:

Michael Jordan - move over!

Michael Jordan - move over!