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1 Day: Composite Photography I

Los Gatos, California

April 24 (9AM – 4PM)

8 participants only

** Sold Out **

A composite image is constructed by adding elements from other images. The intent is to make a final image that depicts what you envision at the point of capture. The outcome can vary from a very complex reconstructed scene to simple changes that are impactful.

This workshop is a combination of capturing the content and then processing it to make an image. First you will learn the critical elements you need to make your composite possible. Then with a sketch in hand, you’ll photograph your scene. Back in the classroom, you’ll process and composite the image.

When you start to master the “compositing” technique it opens new venues you didn’t think were possible. Imagine yourself as a painter with a camera in your hand!

Upon signing up for the workshop, you will receive a coursebook that details the photoshoot location, the “compositing” technique, and requirements for post processing.

What you'll learn:
• Planning your photoshoot and get creative
• Tips learned and applied over the years to composite images
• Working the light to match exposure
• Checklist to capture all the content - critical
• Post processing images with accuracy, speed and consistency
• Post processing tips and tricks learned over the years
• How to immerse yourself in composite photography (not to be missed!)

We are looking forward to meeting you at the composite photography workshop.

Don't delay your registration, as there is very few sessions scheduled this year.


Registration: $300



Oliver Klink has been compositing images for years, mastering making large size images that are impactful. “The Great Migration” won grand prize at the PhotoCentral Gallery Spring Show in 2014 and other images have received many praises and received honorable mentioned in photo contests. “I am a painter with my camera as my brush. I love to see an image being transformed and depict my vision. The more you do it, the more you become creative to turn a documentary image into fine art.”

- Sketching your image
- Understanding light to successfully composite images
- Hands-on technique to composite an image
- Turning your documentary images into fine art
- Review of images (emphasis on “what else can I do”)

- 1 day of guided instruction
- Instruction booklet emailed before the workshop

Not Included:
- Transportation to the workshop location (carpooling encouraged)
- Meals, accommodation

Registration Fee: $300

Registration: $300

Terms and Conditions

- You need a good post processing foundation to join this workshop. You use Lightroom and Photoshop (basic functionality ok)
- You are open minded to “making” images by adding or subtracting elements to your original images
- Not much else … Have a great time!

Workshop details for composite photography 1


Agenda 1 day of guided instruction and reviews

April 24, 2016
9AM – 4PM

Note: Schedule might change based on specific questions.

Through a combination of instruction, shooting in the field and practice exercises, you will learn how to composite an image. Our lead instructor has been compositing for many years and will share tips and tricks he has learned. The instruction will in the field capture and in classroom post processing.

• Morning: Understanding composting. Critical elements.
• Sketching your image
• Mid-Morning: Photoshoot.
• Attention to details and direction of light.
• Mid-Day: Post processing demo
• Afternoon: Hands-on post processing
• Demos to simplify your post processing “life”
• Tips and tricks used over the years (what has worked, what can be improved, the pittfalls, the great success stories)
• Discussion on turning your images from documentary into fine art

What to Bring

Upon signing up for the workshop, you’ll receive a detailed coursebook describing what to bring, recommended camera and post processing gears.

Camera Equipment:
- One camera, 24 – 200mm lens range

Post Processing Equipment
- Laptop loaded with the recommended software (Lightroom, Photoshop)

- Comfortable clothing. Layers for outdoor and indoor classroom


This workshop includes:
- 1 day of instruction
- Instruction on how to make a composite image
- Tips, tricks, pitfalls and more learned over the years

If you are interested in carpooling we will share your request with other participants.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Oliver Klink (408-910-6701) or email

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