Professional photographers often make a living taking pictures of babies, kids, engaged couples, and newlyweds. They take photos both outdoors and indoors. When they take pictures of people indoors, they utilize a lot of very different backdrops to create interesting effects. After some time, however, those backdrops get old and uninteresting. If you are a photographer that is tired of using the same backdrops year after year, then here is how you can switch things up and create a little more pizzazz in your photos.
Custom-Designed Photography Backdrops
There are other artists skilled with paint, brushes, silkscreen techniques, and printed canvas techniques that can make out-of-this-world custom backdrops for you. You can request almost anything as a backdrop and these artists and companies will be able to make it for you. The best part is that you can finally get a little more creative with your portrait work and really begin to love your photography again. Look into commissioning a custom-designed photography backdrop if this interests you.
Blue Screen/Green Screen Photography and Software
If you use a digital camera for your work, here is a very good option for enhancing your photos. Use only a green or blue screen behind your subjects. Take the photos of the subjects with just the blue or green screen behind them. Then use the software you can buy for digital photo editing with blue and green screen technology.
The software provides thousands of different backdrops for you to add digitally during the editing process, and the images are superimposed over the green or blue screen. It works exactly like the green screen technology meteorologists use on TV when they are predicting the weather. There is only one drawback to using this technology and software for photography: subjects cannot wear green or blue, or the background images may be partially superimposed on the clothing of the subjects.
Pre-Programmed Memory Card and a Blank White Wall
Similar to the blue and green screen technology, this technology requires a white wall or blank screen. You pre-program a camera's memory card with backdrops. The backdrops appear immediately with each click of the shutter. Then, you place your subjects in poses in front of the white wall or screen. The subjects appear in the camera lens as though they are in front of a backdrop when they are actually sitting in front of a white screen or wall. The benefit to this technology is that anyone wearing blue or green can now be photographed. There usually is no problem with brides' dresses or white shirts either, but you will have to experiment on your own.Share