Monthly Archives: May 2017

Digital Background- Chroma Key Photography Creation

A few years ago the digi-world was more of an out-of-sight and out-of-mind concept but when its capabilities were realized, it was understood to be one best technical medium and large format film has better resolution than the cameras that are available in today’s time. The advantages of shooting film are far better than thought. It could be said that a majority of portrait photography professionals are making use of digital technology now. Newness has been seen in digital backdrops. More number of photographers is making use of Chroma key background when shooting. Initially photographers showed reluctance in terms of making use of it but as time passed, the technique demonstrated its capabilities and thus gained ample popularity all through the world. If you are still in a state of perplexity then here are a few benefits mentioned relating using green screen backdrop while shooting.

Possibly the best money saving means is this! Traditional backdrops if you have been planning to buy then you might need spending quite an amount on it.

Portability! What do you think about it? Definitely, it is just one thing that you would have to carry with you everywhere whenever you want to shoot a movie or still photographs.

Whether it is a sight of sea swamped with aquatic animals is what you want to show or a wilderness covered in green with exotic animals, all can be done easily as you have the liberty to select the background of your choice.

Shooting with the help of this technique isn’t tricky at all. However it is essential that when using, backdrop is evenly lit in order to get good quality results. With the latest technology, you could alter the background like in Photoshop. If you take up the help from here then it would be wise to make use of range of colors or eraser for background. When you need placing something in the background, digital images could be used in every form. Shooting with Chroma key gives you all the freedom to do whatever is desired and this means that a photographer can literally create a magic.

Different Types Of Portrait Photography Tips & Suggestions

The term portrait may refer to Portrait Painting and Portrait Photography both  here, the facial expression of the subject is captured by the painter or the photographer. People interested in a career in portrait photography should know the basics of this subject and maintain these guidelines while taking pictures of people.

Portrait photography has many branches; lets learn about them first.

Different types of Portrait Photography:

Portrait photography is further classified under four main sections:

1) Close-ups
2) Facial Shots
3) Upper Body Shots
4) Environmental Portrait

Professional photographers always try to capture the true self of a person through photography. However, with a camera focusing on the face, people become nervous and make faces that do no represent their real personality or the mood. And the photograph looks artificial.

An expert photographer would follow his own tricks to make the person feel comfortable and relaxed so that the right facial expression is captured. As a photographer you have to make the subject feel easy and not worried about the camera. While taking pictures of professional models, you dont need to worry at all as they are quite trained on how to face the camera. But general
people become very much camera-conscious during photo shoot. Hence, to capture natural photographs, you have to take few snaps without making them aware. You may go through portrait photography tips to know more about such tricks.

Some easy and widely practiced tricks are stated below:

Ask your subject to get ready for a photograph; let them prepare for the snap; and then take a picture. Now as the shutter moves up and down and your subject starts to relax, take few more snaps very fast. This would help you capture their true persona.

Some professionals tell funny jokes while taking pictures to ease up the situation; some ask the subjects to engage in some easy and fun activities and take the snaps when the person is unaware of the camera.

The activities may depend on the age of the subject. For example, if you are taking portrait of a child, ask him or her to look at a picture and count number of circles in it. OR ask them to play with toy, solve a puzzle or copy an easy illustration.

Tackling children is quite easy than adults. A matured person is very much aware of the situation and knows that you are trying to distract his mind from the camera. Hence, you may need to choose some other tricks.

Some professional portrait photographers prefer to chat with their subject for hours before taking them to the shooting floor. You can engage someone to talk with the subject when you prepare your camera, lens and lights. You can also ask them to continue talking when you take pictures.

You can also think of some tricks of your own OR consult professional portrait photographers for more effective ideas. Many such methods, tips and tricks of portrait photography are available online. You can go through online photography tutorials or attend workshops to know more about portrait photography.