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REVIEW ON BACKDROPSOURCE

I was a nobody during my high school, had no goal or idea of what I will be in the next few years. I’m not the guy who knows which side his bread is being buttered and certainly it was quite a difficult climb. It was then I visited my Grandpa at Perth who inspired me through his photography skills to take up this interest.

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Ordained as a photographer, I decided to set up my own studio. Gathered funds by selling my bike, cleared my garage and found a great space to begin. Getting ample space was an excellent start. Now I wanted to equip my work space with all the necessary essentials. My cousin Emma was about to get married in few days and I had started working on the studio quickly.

I had visited around the streets, equipment stores, specialist galleries but couldn’t find good quality equipments. It was my first investment for studio equipment and it was my desire to have the best quality at the most economical cost. My search led me to explore internet which provided with lots of information around photography. I came across plenty of websites which had lot to offer but couldn’t get a personal perspective from the photography experts. There were few websites which had massive brand presence and content written about their products but for an amateur like me it was a non starter.

The prices mentioned were prohibitive and the products were also not matching my specifications of choice. These challenges led me to believe that photography was not a grandpa’s duck to be brought and reared. In the meanwhile my friend visited me at home who had been away for a few years in UK. He had completed a project in the past, shooting for jewelry photography in college. He was quick to recommend Backdropsource.co.uk as a single shop for photography and studio equipment.

I logged on to the web and searched for this site, to my amazement this same site was available as Backdropsource.com.au in Australia based out of Brisbane. I am located in the same state of Queensland, sunshine coast. I saw the phone numbers legibly mentioned on the header of Backdropsource site which in itself was thrilling. I dialed and was connected to a sweet soft spoken voice of a support executive, who courteously inquired about my requirements. I was a first time purchaser of studio and photography equipment and hence had lot of queries and doubts; the person was patient and responded to all my doubts earnestly. I had requested them for non standardised offering other than what Backdropsource have listed in their website; she took my custom request diligently and mentioned to call in sometime. I placed my order for one muslin background, lighting sets, support stands and LEDs.

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My products arrived by next day. They were in excellent condition packaged neatly I quickly opened and installed the stand. It was a cake walk. I hung the backdrop over the stand through the rod pocket, set my soft box on the lighting stand and lit it by installing the bulb. The last to be opened were the LED lights, which were packed compactly with foam. All these installations transpired within 20 minutes. Thank you backdropsource for making me feel special and be a winner at the start.

Overwhelmed with “MY” first photography equipment kit, I was ecstatic with joy. My favourite product was the LED kit. I am totally in love with it as it made my day easy and comfortable during Emma’s pre-wedding shoot. We shot in enclosed areas and a lot outside too, the lights worked out so well that every picture was classy and memorable.

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Have you wondered what’s common among all astonishing photos on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook? They all have top notch unique backgrounds which makes each picture stand out. Let it be natural backgrounds like the sky, water body, trees, walls and buildings or artificial cotton backdrops. Backgrounds add flavour to the photo. Backdrops contribute an airy lovely texture to the photographs.

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From long the backdrops have evolved and those in vogue are fashion muslins made of natural fiber fabric, subtle designs with smooth textures, variegated shades etc. Muslin is a woven fabric to deliver high quality finish. It is cost effective, seam-less and 100% cotton yarn. Fashion muslin are commonly for headshots, portraits, party photography, formal and casual photography. 

Muslin is known as Jane Austen fabric because the material had been used for dressmaking and other special occasions. It is a one piece natural/ organic fabric with hand painted designs that can be used with different shades on both sides. Fashion muslin backdrops are rolled in large sizes without seam. The different colours, shades, subtle textures add interest and accentuate the subject. It absorbs light and rejects reflection. girl-posing-in-yellow-dress-on-muslin-background

Muslins are the Professional’s pet as they are flexible, portable and wrinkle resistant. Maximum usage and professional effect with minimum time and effort. Blue and Brown backdrops blend with nearly all kinds of clothes. To start with they’re perfect suggestions of professionals.

Hang vertically or drape the fashion backgrounds to create textures in photographs. Prominent wrinkles can be steamed for a clear effect. Fashion muslins can also be pattern-stamped, like retro-prints for fun, nostalgic look. Genealogically fashion backdrop is the sister of solid muslins. Perfect for all kinds of video productions, portraits and group photos (ceremonial, conventional, informal, casual).

Detailed Studio Lighting Tutorial for the Photographer in You

Do you love to capture each and every candid moment going in your surroundings? Do you secretly love professional cameras more than your crush? If your answer is yes; you certainly have a hidden photographer in you. Regardless of your age, you can start your photography career at any point of time. You just need to have that passion and zeal in you. Although this might seem to you as a mere theory; but, this is actually the basic truth. If you follow your passion religiously, you can transform from a beginner to a professional photographer. Furthermore, you do not need to attend any classes or a crash course to polish your skill. You can start practicing at your home itself.

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So, here’s a complete tutorial that will help you capture those picture-perfect candid moments. But, before we start, you need to understand that a flawless click is the one that has proper lightning effects. Without optimum usage of lighting (and its tricks), you cannot end up getting a fine-tuned photograph.

Let’s just now get started with the tutorial. Read it carefully and practice it at home:

Step 1 – Assemble the Equipment 

First of all, you must have a complete kit of tools and equipment at home. Obviously, you won’t prefer to spend big dollars on the equipment at the learning stage. So, you can purchase the ones that fit well within your budget. Make sure you purchase the

following for an ideal home studio:

  • Flash heads
  • Softbox
  • Umbrella
  • Reflector
  • Snoot or honeycomb
  • Light stands

Step 2 – The Techniques

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After you have assembled all the equipment at home, it is now time to gain an insight into several home studio lighting techniques that will help you learn the photography or lighting tricks at an instant:

a) Clamshell Lighting

Clamshell lighting is often used in the fashion industry. It is generally performed to capture a classic headshot. In short, it is used for beauty images, when the subject is to be captured with precise detailing. For the setup, you would require two softboxes, one reflector, two light heads and two flash heads. Place the softboxes at equal distance and angle from the subject. You can place them at any side of the subject. Further, place the reflector under the face of the subject. The light will bounce to the face and provide room for a perfect click.

b) Rembrandt Lighting

Rembrandt(popularly known as Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn) was a Dutch painter who used this technique quite often. You can easily create the setup for this lighting technique by using a reflector and one light. The motto of this technique is to bounce the light back to the subject and cover any areas with hard shadows. For the setup, adjust the flash head at six feet height making a 45° angle to the subject. This produces a key light that acts as a direct source of light from above and sideways. Now, place a reflector on the other side of the subject. This will make the light even and bounce on the side of shadow.

Other easy and popular techniques include rim lighting and backlight. But since, you are a beginner; it is advisable for you to start your journey with some baby steps. Hence, go to the market today or shop the equipment online to practice the above lighting techniques. Once, you gain expertise over these techniques, you can then, switch to the latter ones. Keep clicking..Keep exploring..!!

 

Professional Green Screen

A green screen offers an opportunity to add images, graphics, etc at the later stage of editing. Green is the important color used for chroma keying because the video camera sensors are sensitive to this color. It provides a better contrast to the skin color of the subject. Even other colors can be used to key but the outcome may not be as effective as green. Using green is an excellent starting point, but here are four more specific (and less obvious) tips for getting a professional green screen result.

Green screening allows the film producers to make extraordinary effects for their videos. It provides an opportunity to make varied editing options post production. It is very flexible. It helps us to overcome issues like noise, natural lights and other factors. Let’s now consider the ways to develop a professional green screen background.

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Reflection shouldn’t collide with the subject

Generally, green screen keying drops a reflection on to the subject when light effects are given. So we have to focus appropriately to avoid reflections. Because the reflection will give a greenish effect on the subject and later we try to do it, it may takeaway all the natural green effects on the subject. So to overcome this, we have to place the subject away from the green screen. This helps to reduce the reflections. The aim is to attain a perfect picture by avoiding green light effects on to the subject.

Lighting Effects

A separate light effect has to be used for the subject from that of the green screen. It makes the keying concept easier. Now let’s consider the lighting procedures for better outcome:

Green Screen Lighting:

Ensure to use the same pitch of green base for the entire screen with proper lighting. This helps to avoid shadow. This can be attained by placing two lamps on either side with equal distance from the screen. This will give an even lighting to the entire screen and avoids shadows.

Light effects on the Subject:

Ensure to place the subject in long distance from the screen to avoid shadows and then the lights has to be placed. In case shadows are cast on the screen, the subject has to be moved front and the light effects has to be adjusted accordingly.

Choice of material

There are a variety of material that can be used for the green screen. The choice of material depends on our budget and the way used for keying. For a film shooting ,the budget is usually high and so the sets used are large with huge lighting effects. Whereas for a short film or video even a simple green cloth will cater to our requirements. Let’s consider the material options that are available:

  1. Green Screen Paper: These are disposable backdrops that can be discarded after use and are usually cheaper than other materials. It is difficult to store these for future use as rolling it can cause damage and we may have to buy a new one for future use. A matte paper requires lesser light effects
  2. Fabrics: Muslin is the most used fabric material for backdrops. This is a great choice of decoration of the backdrop. They are flexible enough to pack and carry from place to place with ease. They are wrinkle free and are durable.
  3. Vinyl: Its a hard material subject to last long when handled with care. But a better choice than paper as gives a better effect. This is suitable for those looking for a small budget screening.

Exact Focus

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A lot of things are need to be considered before we shoot. Even the accessories of the subject can cast shadows on the backdrops. We need to consider all these and shoot accordingly by re-positioning. Hair is an important factor that can cause bad effects. When let loose, it may cast shadows and may make the key process difficult. The color of the subject’s attire shouldn’t be green

Green screening helps to get marvellous outcome of the shoot. But all this can be attained only on having a professional use of the chroma key else it may end up by causing a cumber some work post production. By considering the above stated factors, we can use the green screen effectively.

Guide to Photo Backdrops

A backdrop can be anything that augments the beauty of the portrait. It is enriching the background with eye catching effects. Backdrops will give any environment into a striking studio effect. The variety of backdrop options a photographer possess will bring him more people. The photo backdrops are produced by many companies at present. The choice of a backdrop can be anything which includes the vinyl, canvas, muslin, etc or it can be your own effect from a tablecloth, rugs and so on. The choice of the appropriate backdrop that best suits the shoot is essential. Lets now consider the ways to buy a backdrop:

  • Create your own backdrop stuff

By using our own backdrop from the available resources, we can save money. This may include anything like a stylish carpet, rugs, tablecloth, papers, etc. We get a better idea to create a new backdrop by reading a blogs online. We will be able to implement these ideas and produce a striking effect for our backdrop.

  • Buying backdrops online

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On online sites, we may find a number of backdrop choices either new or used. We can make a choice of our desire by going through the descriptions, price and other criteria. One way to make a right choice is from the reviews from other buyers. We can compare rates on various sites and decide our purchase from the site that offers a good deal.

  • Place orders in Photography Companies

There are a number of photography companies . We can place orders from these companies as when promotions are announced by them. There are many photographers who intend to sell their old and used backdrops for a nominal rate. We can buy from such persons after proper examination on the worth and quality.

  • Purchase from photography stores

By visiting a photography store, we get a sense of satisfaction as we touch and feel the product we intend to buy. We can consider various factors like its transit, storage, portability and so on. 

Usually a backdrop can vary from a muslin cloth with solid colors like black, red, white or any color of our choice and with creative images on it. It should be portable enough to move from one place to another. But in present day situation most photographers use digital backdrops. Lets now consider the various types of backdrops that are available:

Types of Photography Backdrops

Each backdrop has its own features and the choice of the right one that suits the shoot is necessary

  • Muslin Backdrops: A backdrop made of fabric with rich solid colors and that best suits for a portrait like Identification card. This lasts long as it can be reused after washing for a number of times
  • Paper backdrops: These backdrops can be used only for one time as storing them by rolling will lead to tarring. But it is cost effective.
  • Painted canvas backdrop: These are generally bulky backdrops that can be used only for indoor shooting.

The Role of Your Backdrop

The excellence of a portrait is determined by the backdrop that is used for the photo shoot. By choosing a right backdrop we are capable of portraying the feel and the individuality of the subject precisely.

Lighting your Backdrop

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A perfect lighting adds more beauty to the backdrop. The lighting should be capable of harmonizing the backdrop and emphasize the features of the subject like the facial expressions, hair and skin color.

Choosing the Right Photography Backdrop

The foremost factor for consideration in choice of the backdrop is the color in the back and foreground. It should coincide with each other. The backdrop chosen shouldn’t suppress the features of the subject. The viewer’s attention has to be on the subject rather than the background. The background should enhance the beauty of the subject. Also we must ensure that an adequate space is there between the subject and the backdrop. This eliminates the risk of shadows falling on the background.

The choice of the right backdrop can be done from the outcome of earlier trial shots made. When a photographer doesn’t pay importance to the role of the backdrop, he may regret after the final outcome of the picture. The main factors of consideration in the backdrop are the subject attention, lighting effects and the outcome.

Detailed Studio Lighting Tutorial for the Photographer in You

Do you love to capture each and every candid moment going in your surroundings? Do you secretly love professional cameras more than your crush? If your answer is yes; you certainly have a hidden photographer in you. Regardless of your age, you can start your photography career at any point of time. You just need to have that passion and zeal in you. Although this might seem to you as a mere theory; but, this is actually the basic truth. If you follow your passion religiously, you can transform from a beginner to a professional photographer. Furthermore, you do not need to attend any classes or a crash course to polish your skill. You can start practicing at your home itself.

So, here’s a complete tutorial that will help you capture those picture-perfect candid moments. But, before we start, you need to understand that a flawless click is the one that has proper lightning effects. Without optimum usage of lighting (and its tricks), you cannot end up getting a fine-tuned photograph.

Let’s just now get started with the tutorial. Read it carefully and practice it at home:

Step 1 – Assemble the Equipment

First of all, you must have a complete kit of tools and equipment at home. Obviously, you won’t prefer to spend big dollars on the equipment at the learning stage. So, you can purchase the ones that fit well within your budget. Make sure you purchase the following for an ideal home studio:

  • Flash heads
  • Softbox
  • Umbrella
  • Reflector
  • Snoot or honeycomb
  • Light stands

Step 2 – The Techniques

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After you have assembled all the equipment at home, it is now time to gain an insight into several home studio lighting techniques that will help you learn the photography or lighting tricks at an instant:

a) Clamshell Lighting 

Clamshell lighting is often used in the fashion industry. It is generally performed to capture a classic headshot. In short, it is used for beauty images, when the subject is to be captured with precise detailing. For the setup, you would require two softboxes, one reflector, two light heads and two flash heads. Place the softboxes at equal distance and angle from the subject. You can place them at any side of the subject. Further, place the reflector under the face of the subject. The light will bounce to the face and provide room for a perfect click.

b) Rembrandt Lighting

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Rembrandt(popularly known as Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn) was a Dutch painter who used this technique quite often. You can easily create the setup for this lighting technique by using a reflector and one light. The motto of this technique is to bounce the light back to the subject and cover any areas with hard shadows. For the setup, adjust the flash head at six feet height making a 45° angle to the subject. This produces a key light that acts as a direct source of light from above and sideways. Now, place a reflector on the other side of the subject. This will make the light even and bounce on the side of shadow.

Other easy and popular techniques include rim lighting and backlight. But since, you are a beginner; it is advisable for you to start your journey with some baby steps. Hence, go to the market today or shop the equipment online to practice the above lighting techniques. Once, you gain expertise over these techniques, you can then, switch to the latter ones. Keep clicking..Keep exploring..!!

 

How to use the Black Backdrop?

The black background will be pleasant in all situations. It provides a fresh and graceful effect for the pictures. It makes the audience pay more consideration on the subject. A black backdrop will bring out impressive up shots that will pull notice of the spectator. The results will be exceptional and persuading. When the light effects are perfect, the outcome will be splendid. The process can be best achieved only on the go and not after the shooting. Let’s now consider the equipment that may be required to shoot perfect pictures with black backdrops:

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• A light source whether natural or artificial using flash or studio strobes
• A black backdrop whether fabric or paper
With these, you can photograph amazing pictures. All the extra work that is required is to manage and avoid the lights getting spilt elsewhere. Ensure that there is an adequate distance between the subject and the backdrop to prevent the brightness on the backdrop rather than the subject. Let’s now consider how to attain best results using black backdrops:

Arrangement

The photographs have to be taken in a vaguely lighted environment with the lights focused on the subject only. A flash light of the camera will bring out good effects. The black backdrop has to be placed far from the subject with a minimum distance of 4 – 6 feet. The light sources have to be focused on the subject so that the backdrop remains dark post production. In another way, it can be achieved with the flashlights. The flashlight should be so used to spotlight the subject alone.
Picture Formation
To form a perfect picture that best suits the black backdrop a few points needs to be considered:
• The shooting environment should be dim lighted
• The camera ISO has to be set up to the lowest possible setting
• The camera has to be altered to manual coverage mode.
• The shutter speed of the camera has to be to the highest resolution
• Test shots can be taken with setting up the opening to be small and no flashlights. If this works out better, it can be applied
Light Effects
The flash effect on the camera has to be appropriately adjusted to boost the features of the subject. The flash has to be set up to the lowest possible setting focusing the subject. Also, the distance from the subject has to be appropriately altered. The camera coverage has to be so set up that it doesn’t focus on the lights in the surroundings. The only focus has to be the distance between the flashlight and the subject. The main aim is to spill the certain amount of light on the subject to bring out best results.
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Development
If some light is noticed on the backdrop, then adequate steps have to be taken to obstruct it. Gobo materials can be used to prevent the light falling on the backdrop. Something can be placed on the flash head to prevent the light spilling on the background. The light gets reflected on the material placed and avoids spilling on the background
A backdrop to portraits will give exceptional results. It will illuminate the subject and provides a pleasing look for the spectators. This is achieved on proper practice with certain modifications with every shot. By following the above stated versatile techniques, one can attain a perfect picture with the black backdrop.

Expressions are the key

Expressions are priceless and that mantra becomes all the more crucial when it comes to people photography ,viz., wedding, portrait, fashion and street photography. Expression is the most indispensable component of an award-winning frame. In other words, the subject’s expression could easily make or break a great picture. As a documentary wedding photographer, I always wait for that right moment when the subject portrays an expression that reflects the mood of the occasion and adds dynamics to the photograph. The expressions portrayed can usually engage the viewer’s attention towards the subject and help in telling a story. This post is intended for both the photographers and the couple to make sure there are some great shots with priceless expressions. Here are some of the ways I try to bring out the expressions when I’m shooting a wedding.

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Keep it candid – Try to capture the subject’s expressions in a candid way because the human conscience is the biggest enemy of an authentic and an awesome expression. Once your subjects know that they are the focus in your frame, they become conscious and even if they try to give know that they are the focus in your frame, they become conscious and even if they try to give the expressions which ends up artificial most of the times. I’m hired only to keep the shots natural and I always like it that way .

Keep the conversation going – Try to talk to your subjects and put them to ease. Take a lot of test shots. Sometimes your final shot can be one of those very test shots. If you have seen me photograph, you could have easily noticed that I’m non-intrusively in conversation with my clients because they are so overwhelmed with the proceedings they forget to have fun sometimes. So it’s absolutely necessary to keep your conversation going. This is especially true when you are shooting portraits.

Try to be funny – Cracking jokes often helps lighten up the air and more importantly, also makes the subject laugh and smile giving you some of the best expressions. At the end of the day you should have fun and that is how you can get the best expressions from your subjects.

Focus on the eyes – When you are taking portraits, focus on the eyes. It’s the most expressive part of the human face. Eyes convey the mood of your subject. In this picture, I asked the bride to give the camera a wink she did giving me a wonderful frame.

Add ambiance – Adding the environment around the subject into the frame helps in bringing the overall mood of the subject. Fill the frame with people or the ambiance around your couple.

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Be Informal – Your subjects respond to your state of mind. If you act formal or bossy, they are not going to throw too many expressions for you. Be casual and put them at ease, which is a surefire way for them to respond with those priceless expressions that you are looking for, as a photographer. Get to know the couple you are working with. I usually communicate with them very frequently before the wedding either in person or through email or chat. By doing this the couple do not see me as a stranger during their wedding rather treat me as one of their friends who is attending the wedding

Think before you click – Like in any other photography think before you click your shutter button. Be ready and when the moment is ready, then click the shot. Its a camera and not a machine gun.

Photography tips for amazing lightning shots

Shooting in nature has always been an arduous task for beginners. It requires lots of trials with abundant patience to capture the clean shot. From the many wonders of nature lighting is one that has fascinated many and to capture it a desired manifested by some astounding photographers. I came across an article which has demystified with some simple tips.

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Capturing a lightning bolt is every photographer’s dream and needless to say, it is one of the most spectacular phenomena of nature. Contrary to what many think, photographing lightning is actually not that difficult a task. By following a few simple steps carefully , any one should be able to capture great lightning photographs. The following are a few steps that should be followed and are generally advised while photographing a lightning

1. Wait until it gets dark:

Capturing a lightning bolt during the day is a very difficult task as it involves shutter release exactly during the moment of the lightning. But when it becomes dark, you can set your camera in long exposure mode and capture the entire lightning streak.

2. Find a suitable location:

Find a location that is

a) safe so that you are not in the danger of getting struck by a lightning and

b) as far away from the city as possible to avoid unwanted lights

3. Use a tripod:

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As with any capture that involves the use of long exposure, using a tripod is mandatory for a good lightning shot

4. Use rain cover:

Lightning is generally accompanied by rain. So, using a proper rain cover is a wise thing to do, in order to protect your gear in case of a downpour.

5. Use manual mode:

Use manual mode to set all parameters right. An aperture value of around f/11 and ISO 100 would be optimal for lightning shots. Use bulb shutter speed which keeps the shutter open as long as you want. If your camera doesn’t support bulb mode, use shutter speeds in the range of 10 – 30 sec that is bound to produce some good results.

6. Use remote shutter release:

All it takes to spoil your perfectly planned lightning shot is a minor shake in your camera. So it is always safe to use a remote release cable under such conditions to avoid such accidents.

 

How to use the Black Backdrop?

The black background will be pleasant in all situations. It provides a fresh and graceful effect for the pictures. It makes the audience pay more consideration on the subject. A black backdrop will bring out impressive up shots that will pull notice of the spectator. The results will be exceptional and persuading. When the light effects are perfect, the outcome will be splendid. The process can be best achieved only on the go and not after the shooting. Let’s now consider the equipment that may be required to shoot perfect pictures with black backdrops:

• A light source whether natural or artificial using flash or studio strobes
• A black backdrop whether fabric or paper

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With these, you can photograph amazing pictures. All the extra work that is required is to manage and avoid the lights getting spilt elsewhere. Ensure that there is an adequate distance between the subject and the backdrop to prevent the brightness on the backdrop rather than the subject. Let’s now consider how to attain best results using black backdrops:
Arrangement

The photographs have to be taken in a vaguely lighted environment with the lights focused on the subject only. A flash light of the camera will bring out good effects. The black backdrop has to be placed far from the subject with a minimum distance of 4 – 6 feet. The light sources have to be focused on the subject so that the backdrop remains dark post production. In another way, it can be achieved with the flashlights. The flashlight should be so used to spotlight the subject alone.

Picture Formation
To form a perfect picture that best suits the black backdrop a few points needs to be considered:
• The shooting environment should be dim lighted
• The camera ISO has to be set up to the lowest possible setting
• The camera has to be altered to manual coverage mode.
• The shutter speed of the camera has to be to the highest resolution
• Test shots can be taken with setting up the opening to be small and no flashlights. If this works out better, it can be applied

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Light Effects
The flash effect on the camera has to be appropriately adjusted to boost the features of the subject. The flash has to be set up to the lowest possible setting focusing the subject. Also, the distance from the subject has to be appropriately altered. The camera coverage has to be so set up that it doesn’t focus on the lights in the surroundings. The only focus has to be the distance between the flashlight and the subject. The main aim is to spill the certain amount of light on the subject to bring out best results.

Development
If some light is noticed on the backdrop, then adequate steps have to be taken to obstruct it. Gobo materials can be used to prevent the light falling on the backdrop. Something can be placed on the flash head to prevent the light spilling on the background. The light gets reflected on the material placed and avoids spilling on the background
A backdrop to portraits will give exceptional results. It will illuminate the subject and provides a pleasing look for the spectators. This is achieved on proper practice with certain modifications with every shot. By following the above stated versatile techniques, one can attain a perfect picture with the black backdrop.