How these instagrammers do photography like on the pictures below. Small scattered items (leaves, etc) on the ground. I do think that it was shot as is. If to look better, possible to notice that same items are cloned.
As I understand the process:
1 Take picture of the ground( floor, asphalt, etc.).
2 Bring a lot of leaves(20-30) to home and shoot them on green surface.
3 Add them one by one to a new layer.
4 Copy that layer and create shadows.
Is it the way they did it? It seems takes a lot of time. Is there any possibility that it was done in more time efficient way?
So the main question is how much the scene is real?