Tag Archives: Backgrounds

3 Fun Backgrounds for Portraits and Photo Booths You Can Create at Home

The post 3 Fun Backgrounds for Portraits and Photo Booths You Can Create at Home appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Erin Fitzgibbon. Bring out your Creativity With our phones becoming an essential tool in our … Continue reading

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7 Steps to Perfect White Portrait Backgrounds in the Studio

The post 7 Steps to Perfect White Portrait Backgrounds in the Studio appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by John McIntire. Photographing subjects on a white background is one of those things that looks easy from the … Continue reading

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How to Create Dark and Dramatic Backgrounds Using High-Speed Sync

The Usefulness of High-Speed Sync Among other things, high-speed sync lets you underexpose your backgrounds for dramatic images. High-speed sync (HSS) is easily one of the most useful features in lighting. Not only does it let you overpower the sun for … Continue reading

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6 Types of Portrait Backgrounds for Creative Images

There are many options when choosing backgrounds for your portraits. You can pretty much do anything you want. The key to remember though is lighting and positioning your subjects in relation to that background. Whether that be natural or artificial … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Distracting Backgrounds in Street Photography

Have you ever been excited that you captured a really cool street portrait only to notice later that there’s something growing out the side of the person’s head? You were so excited that you caught the moment and the expression … Continue reading

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#TBT to 1947: Introducing the Polaroid Camera, a darkroom in a box, and DIY shadow backgrounds for moody portraits

News Vintage photo news from Popular Science’s May 1947 issue. Today we’re taking you way back to 1947 for some photographic wisdom from our friend’s at Popular Science. Happy Throwback Thursday! Popular Photography

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5 Tips for Killer Macro Backgrounds

You’ve got a perfect macro subject, the perfect angle, and the perfect composition. You’ve checked your focus, and it’s spot on. Your finger hovers over the shutter button. One quick press, and you’ll have the shot. It’s all there before … Continue reading

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How to Find Great Backgrounds for Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor portrait photography involves going outside, and utilizing the beauty (or the ugliness) of your surroundings. You probably already know some local beauty spots, and can think of some good places to take portraits right away. But once you start … Continue reading

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Joel Grimes on How to Modify Bright Backgrounds with a Scrim Net

 Speaking as a guy who loves capturing outdoor portraits with strobes while underexposing the ambient, I thought this was a fairly neat trick. That said, setting up an 8×8 diffusion frame, hanging the net and then sandbagging the whole thing … Continue reading

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Improve Your Backgrounds

A Post By: Piper Mackay/PPIMG class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-67656″ alt=Photography-backgrounds-Omo-Valley-Piper-14 src=”http://www.photo-natural.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/wpid-Photography-backgrounds-Omo-Valley-Piper-14.jpg” width=600 height=400/PPThe background in your image can quickly reveal your skill level as a photographer. Learning to see past an exotic or exciting subject, to catch the details in the … Continue reading

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Free Download: Colorful Abstract Backgrounds

Published in Free Resources This week we have a free set of 5 abstract backgrounds that can be used in your own design work. The set includes similar backgrounds in 5 different color variations.The backgrounds are free for use in … Continue reading

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