Photomontage (the word comes from the ancient Greek, meaning “light” in translation, and the French word “montage” – assembling, lifting, installation) – this is getting photographs by compiling them from various other photos and their parts.
Photomontage is relevant when creating advertising posters, cartoons, political cartoons, etc.
In fact, it is a photograph, consisting of several shots, which are united by a common idea. Embodying his idea, the photographer can change the background, change the color of hair or clothes, collect several frames in one photo.
A photomontage can combine several objects, people, or even events that in real life never intersect in the same place.
Photographic editing (photomontage genre in photo art)
Photo editing features
This genre of photography offers many possibilities. We can make a collage of your favorite and important photos for us. You can create an image with monuments of architecture, famous people, exotic animals and change your appearance or the look of another person beyond recognition.
When the photomontage just appeared, it was incredibly complex, and the work on one image lasted for several years.
With the advent of digital photography and computer technology, the process has become noticeably simpler both in time and in terms of effort, has become more accessible.
With the help of photomontage, you can create real miracles, create your own world and give it a reality, individuality. The more carefully the artist treats his work, the more vivid and beautiful is the image, without visible roughness and seams, sharp contrasts between different details.
It is necessary to choose the original material. It is important to select separate parts of images not only by illumination, but also by tonality, by brightness and some other parameters. Items and people should be similar in size. On this depends on the realism of your collage.
Types of photomontage and their features
There are two types of photomontage:
The computer collage has certain advantages, since it allows you to realize many ideas and plots for editing. Digital photography is easy to edit and the process does not create confusion or inconvenience.
Analog editing is done by cutting, gluing, retouching and then photographing the newly acquired image. Scale can be increased. A photographer can change the overall background and give the photo some lighting.
Users can make a simple collage on their own using any online service or computer program. However, to obtain high-quality photomontage, it is necessary to master special skills and gain invaluable experience.
If you want to get a professional photo collage, but there is no opportunity to do it, you can send an application to special services and after a while get a finished job for a certain reward.
Many people daily encounter beautiful calendars and posters, photographs and advertising posters that attract the eye not only with its brightness and richness, but also not with the realism of the plot, the feeling of a beautifully designed illusion.
And very often, people meet with humorous pictures depicting famous people in different situations, with a changed background and clothing, surroundings and situations. It can be athletes and politicians, actors and actors, models and artists.
The list can be continued very long. Computer photo montage is very popular, in demand and interesting.