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What is a composite photo?

A composite photo is an image of several people that uses individual images, putting them together side by side in little frames and putting their names under each photo. Composites take the place of the traditional group photo, where people stand beside each other.

People love composites

Professional photographers have been using composites for decades for several reasons. The main one being people love them, Be it a group of graduating nurses, a group of judges of the superior court, a new class of residents at the local hospital, or a class of schoolchildren.

In a composite photo, everyone looks their best. This is especially true when it’s a group of young kids.  In the traditional group photo, kids are all standing next to each other, and the temptation to goof off is just too much. I know it was when I was a kid. We would look the other way, make a funny face, or hide behind the kid next to us because we were always messing around. Come to think about it; it’s not much different than those ten-year class reunions when people have a little too much to drink.

More positives of the composite photo.

Another positive of the composite photo: having those names under each picture. In years to come, having that name under each person’s photo you’ll say oh yeah, that was Billy or Jane; I wonder what ever happened to them? Plus, once the individual photo is taken, you can leave, no longer having to wait for the group photo to be taken.

There are some instances that the traditional group is a better choice. The main one is in team sports, where the group photo denotes a “team,” all working together to play the game.

Why don’t more photographers offer composite photos? It comes down to the work involved in making a composite, or they don’t think about it. Composites do take a little more time to set up, but it’s not a big deal; we’re happy to go the extra mile for the customer.

Does your photographer offer composite photos?

Does your photographer offer composite photos? If not, maybe it’s time to give us a call (559-734-2110) or send us an email at roy@roydresselphotop.com. We can talk about setting up a time to come by and show you what we have to offer.