Dirt Bike Rider Composite

Some more fun with my friend Randy. I made him bring over some of his dirt biking gear so I could snap some shots.  I tossed him on a white backdrop, and used 3 lights for the setup.

In the diagram, the two rear lights I have as stripbanks which lights up the edges of the person, but not their face. I only own one stripbank though, so in my actual setup I just used a softbox for the other one.  The strobe in front is actually overhead at a 45 degree angle to his face to get some fill light there.  

Here's the straight-out-of-the-camera-not-edited-at-all shot I used.

I used a combination of Lightroom, Photoshop, and Nik Color Efex Pro 4 to do the actual composite which included pulling him off the background, editing the exposure and other settings, the contrast effect, and matching up the lighting with the background. The background is from Fotolia.

When all was said and done, I wound up with:

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