In the age of Photoshop some good old techniques are being forgotten. Back in the day, snow or beach scenes where created right inside the studios. Photographers also traveled more often to shoot at exotic locations. Nowadays, most of that magic is done in Photoshop by combining studio shot images with stock photos.
Sometimes using the technique demonstrated in the video can save you time and will help create a rewarding image.
Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to create a realistic backdrop using photograph or a painting.