I designed, photographed and created a digital composite using Photoshop to advertise a chocolate bar (YORKIE from Nessel) and a warm cup of coffee surrounded by strong patterns and textures of wood grains
I photographed each element separately using the same camera angle (from above). This was useful because it allows me to concentrate on lighting each element individually as apposed to an entire scene. For example when photographing the YORKIE bar I used a variety of reflectors (close to the bar) to add highlights which would be impossible if I photographed the entire scene at once due to the reflectors being in frame.
All elements are then composited carefully together using photoshop. I used a typical visual effects approach by colour balancing all of the elements first before using adjustment layers to add colour, contrast and saturation adjustments to all layers. Being able to place adjustment layers anywhere inside your Photoshop layer stack also adds massive amounts of flexibility and creativity. This is also useful because it’s a non destructive process and therefore you never loose any original shadow, highlight or colour detail by grading each layer individually. The original image is approximately 7360px width and was shot using a Nikon D810 (Full Frame) and a Nikon 14-24 lens