Putting the Model Into A Jar

Another trick shot is an image of a model holding a jar, with a smaller version of herself inside! This is accomplished by compositing three images together. First, use a tripod to take an image of the model, in this case, Crystal Gomez, holding the jar. Inside the jar is a light bulb at the end of an extension cord. The light is obscured by paper lining the inside of the jar. The room lights should be dimmed or turned off so than the model is mostly lit by the light streaming from the jar:

 The base image of Crystal.

The base image of Crystal.

The paper diffuses the light and casts a nice glow onto Crystal, but in so doing, obscures the scene behind and beneath the jar. For the second image, the room lights are turned on to illuminate the small area behind the jar,  and the light bulb and paper are removed while the model holds the jar very still:

 Now we have an image show what is behind the jar.

Now we have an image show what is behind the jar.

The third image, of course, is the image of the model that goes inside the jar:

 Crystal ready to be masked, downsized and placed into the jar.

Crystal ready to be masked, downsized and placed into the jar.

After a multitude of adjustments in Photoshop, we end up with a fun image:

 The final image of the two Crystals.

The final image of the two Crystals.