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05
August
2020
Talking about the backgrounds

 

The background removes unnecessary objects and ugliness. It provides the main law of photographs - only plot elements without distracting details. The best photographs are usually the simplest. Viewers need to know where to focus their attention, make sure that the background doesn't distract from the main idea of ​​your photo. Play with perspective, capture more sky, or include more white space, give the frame some lightness. Simplify your compositions for the brightest shots. So what can be the background for your plots? Single color cloth or paper:

 

 

The easiest way to make a backdrop for your photo shoot is to hang a plain or textured fabric or paper behind your subject. But, be careful that your fabric or paper is free of folds or wrinkles, if this is not specifically conceived in the plot. Creases or wrinkles in the fabric (paper) can leave shadows from your lighting, that will later be seen in the photograph. 2. TV or computer monitor:

 

 

A more complex, but interesting background for creating photo plots can be a TV or a personal computer monitor. The advantage of this background is that your background is already the light source. The monitor can be used successfully for photographing small objects. Transparent or shiny objects are especially effective. Such pictures should be taken in dark rooms, at long exposure using a tripod or equivalent. To get started, we suggest you experiment with this background. Various blurred gradients, falling snow or burning wood in the fireplace can look interesting. 3. Textured surfaces:

 

 

Experiment with different surfaces. See what you have on hand or in your environment. Anything can do: wool sweater, concrete or stone floor, wooden board, textured table, leather sofa. An interesting background is obtained by pouring something on the surface. The main thing is that your background works for your plot. 4. Views and other objects:

 

 

 

The background can be anything. Balls - yes! Flowers - yes! Landscape or corridor. Party decorations, sequins, gift boxes ... even the children playing could be your background. Only when photographing people - make sure that the eyes are not visible in the frame. Human eyes have a high power of attraction, and all attention goes away from the advertising object to the human eye, unless this is intended in your plot. Locations:

 

 

 

Based on the plot and your capabilities, take pictures in unusual locations to create unique photos. We suggest you start with photographs in your surroundings, these can be locations: - At home or with friends. Play around with home stories, but do not forget to remove unnecessary details. - On the street and in nature. Choose suitable outdoor locations, you can use the weather to create the right atmosphere. - At work or workplaces of your friends. Personnel from professional workplaces are incredibly in demand, because customers usually do not have their own photographs of work processes. Any workflows you see or are involved in will do. - In shops or other public places. The way you shop, go to the movies with your children or other subjects can be easily done in your environment. - Content related to COVID-19 is in demand now. Shoot everyday activities at a distance, wearing masks, and so on. Backgrounds can make a big difference to the overall impression of a photograph, but as a rule of thumb, don't be afraid to experiment and apply different techniques: