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« on: May 27, 2018, 16:46 »
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I was wondering what people's opinions are on using backdrops for portraits. do you have a color that you think is the best? or a texture that you think is best?

for example, solid black, solid white, grey, brick wall, natural setting, etc?

I would like to know what backdrop produces the best overall or best sellable photo.

I film outdoors so I am most interested with a backdrop I can replicate outdoors in many cities.

thankyou


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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 17:30 »
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I was wondering what people's opinions are on using backdrops for portraits. do you have a color that you think is the best? or a texture that you think is best?

for example, solid black, solid white, grey, brick wall, natural setting, etc?

I would like to know what backdrop produces the best overall or best sellable photo.

I film outdoors so I am most interested with a backdrop I can replicate outdoors in many cities.

thankyou

well solid black is a bit limiting cause while you can do black background wth white and gray you cannot do white background without using a flash with black background.
if you buy white and you put a flash near the subject and far from the backdrop you can make the white background completely black , even using some masking...
with a black background you can't do this.
so if you only can buy one buy white, then gray then black.

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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 17:32 »
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I was wondering what people's opinions are on using backdrops for portraits. do you have a color that you think is the best? or a texture that you think is best?

for example, solid black, solid white, grey, brick wall, natural setting, etc?

I would like to know what backdrop produces the best overall or best sellable photo.

I film outdoors so I am most interested with a backdrop I can replicate outdoors in many cities.

thankyou

What's your experience from the shoots with 40+ actors you're so busy with?
Why do you think that isn't working for you?

« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 18:51 »
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Lol.

« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 12:00 »
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you said: "Why do you think that isn't working for you?"

backgrounds in the urban scene tend to be solid white walls which will appear grey in the shade, or brick walls, or pitch black if you film in a garage, etc, and some of the photos look amazing and some don't.

black backgrounds have problems with people who have black hair. brick walls sometimes look good, but sometimes it is too close to the color of a person's skin. grey backgrounds and white backgrounds might cause exposure problems in bright light.

if anyone has found an ideal background that you can readily find outdoors I would like to know what your opinion is. I prefer black other than the conflict with hair color.



 

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