Digital photography allows us just not to capture memories but it also allows us to create them
– James Wayner –
Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene. Simply, it means to combine two or more images to makea single picture for new visual narratives.
To produce a composite image in Photoshop, you need to isolate the subjects from the background of your various source photos and to fit them into a new surrounding, surreal, futuristic, fantasy or fairytale world.
There are different types of composing, for example a wanted surrealism or photomanipulations which are difficult to distinguish from a real photo. On the other side there are numerous occasions while after a shoot the light was not bright enough for the particular shot that was planned. On other occasions the background is maybe too distracting. This is where the ability to create composite imagery in Photoshop is a huge advantage.