Have you ever Visited a zoo or wildlife park, taken shots of beautiful animals and just wished they could be viewed all in one place, but also looking "kind of" natural?
This composite came about by doing just that. Well, that and watching, following and learning from unbelievable photoshop tutors like Aaron Nace from Phlearn.com and Glyn Dewis to name a couple. Last year I went on one of the most unbelievable holidays I have ever had, to California. We visited San Diego zoo and I ended up with tonnes of photos of its beautiful animals. The down side from my perspective was that although these are all magnificent creatures being cared for tremendously, none of the photos really capture what they might look like in their own natural environment.
We got to talking in the studio while I had the california photo collection open and Jimmy suggested that it might be a good Idea to create a composite (seeing as that is one of our qualities as photo editors) of a few of the animals in a more natural looking scene. The problem I was having was how do you begin to make a polar bear and an elephant look even remotely natural together? The simple answer is you can't, the creative answer is a fence. Yes I know its not perfect but I hope you agree that it kind of works. All of the animals are cut outs (using pen paths and curves adjustments to colour correct) from shots taken in San Diego Zoo and I added shadows, resized and placed during post edit. If you like the photo and would like to see more of this type of edit just get in touch and let us know. Thanks for following and I hope you enjoy the edit :)