Tag Archives: Background

Weekly Photography Challenge – Black Background

This week I have something a little different for you for the challenge – shooting on a black or dark background. Photo by Daniele Levis Pelusi on Unsplash Weekly Photography Challenge – Black Background The idea here is to create something dramatic. Make … Continue reading

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How to Create a Minimal Desktop Background Using Photoshop

Ever seen those flowy, innocuous desktop backgrounds that to show up on default computer screens? That’s the exact image I thought of when I messing around with Photoshop for this tutorial. Though they aren’t exact, these simple gradients and shapes come … Continue reading

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How to Blur the Background of a Portrait Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop

Have you ever taken a portrait and wished that the background were just a little bit more blurry? You can address background blur in-camera by changing either your aperture or the distance of your subject from the background. However, there’s … Continue reading

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How to Use the Background to Create More Storytelling Images

Sometimes you’re so focused on capturing the moment that you forget to pay attention to what’s in the background of your photo. When you look at your photos later, you realize that there are all sorts of distractions in the … Continue reading

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Background Exposure Techniques with Single Light Studio Portraits

What you’re going to study on this video is likely one of the most necessary features of images. This video sums up what is called the inverse sq. regulation. It’s one of many elementary legal guidelines utilized in not solely images however … Continue reading

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Just Posted: Lastolite Magnetic Background Support Review

Just Posted: Lastolite Magnetic Background Support Review   For simplifying the use of collapsible backgrounds, this lightweight and easy-to-pack accessory has become and invaluable part of my kit. [Sean]   The Lastolite Magnetic Background Support can be purchased at: B&H … Continue reading

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How to Create a Blurry Background

You can create a blurry background in your portrait photography with a very simple process. When you are photographing people, a soft focus background can help rid your photo of any potential distractions. This effect is called a shallow depth … Continue reading

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How to Use an iPad as a Softbox or Custom Background

What I really like about the iPad is the retina display screen; the quality of the images displayed on it is simply stunning. The brightness emitted from the screen is also quite powerful, so I was curious to see what … Continue reading

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How to Achieve Background Blur or Bokeh

If I show you two different portraits, one with a blurred background and one with a sharp background, you will automatically prefer the one with the creamy bokeh. Why? Because that’s just how it is. No, the bokeh effect is … Continue reading

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3 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Shooting on a White Background

Because the ubiquitous white background portrait is so commonplace, many people think it’s easy to achieve. Simply put your subject in front of the camera against a white background, preferably with a flash or strobe, and take the picture. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Westcott Masterpiece Muslin Background (10×12′, White) – $54.90 Shipped (Reg. $109.90)

B&H has the Westcott Masterpiece Muslin Background (10×12′, White) available for $ 54.90 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $ 109.90. Canon and Nikon News, Deals and What’s New at The-Digital-Picture.com

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5 Tips to Improve Your Background and Make the Subject Stand Out More

If you are looking for a quick, simple, hassle-free way to make your images pop more and stand out, this is the article for you! You don’t have to be a Photoshop genius – in fact, this may help you spend … Continue reading

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