Creating High Dynamic Range (HDR) composite portraits

The images below were created using multiple images shot at separate locations and different times. The photos of the football player were shot under controlled lighting using lights positioned to create a strong backlight. The backgrounds were photographed at various locations. The lightins streaks were created, along with the twilight effect. Both outdoor images were photographed at high noon, and using Photoshop, the tones were altered to create a dusk effect.

combining images to create a surreal look

The first image shows the studio setup and the lights the created a strong back light. The second image shows the outdoor court, shot at noon. Note the shadow under the backboard. When combined and edited, the final result is a strong image.