Examples of Software and Studio Equipment
Chroma Key using Blue or Green Backdrops
You can be photographed in front
of a blue or green chromakey backdrop and then be placed in any photo. Now you can have a photo of yourself
anywhere in the world.
The photo at left was taken with a Main and a Fill light using a Chroma Key Green backdrop.
This photo was combined with the photo at the right to make the photo below.
The Background at left was combined with the photo taken with the Chroma Key Green backdrop to make the
photo at right.
Photo Editing and Airbrushing Software
Portraits can be editing and airbrushed using software to make you look glamorous. The software can do the following:
- Subtly reshape all or any aspect of the face to make it more attractive
- Fix skin blemishes such as spots or pimples
- Reduce and/or remove wrinkles
- Remove grease, sweat or unsightly shine highlights from the skin
- Remove red eye
- Whiten teeth and eyes
- Other items
The photo at left is of a very large umbrella mounted on a light stand with a 1320 watt second studio light.
The umbrella has a white difuser and produces a high quality soft light. Also, the larger the umbrella the better the light quality (softer shadows).
The orange line across the center of the umbrella is a yard stick to show the size of the umbrella. This umbrella can be used as the
main light. It is 86 inches as measured tip to tip across the top arc of the open umbrella and produces a wide beam of light for great
looking photos. Another 64 inch umbrella can used as the fill light.
Various other gold, silver or white umbrellas are available as needed. Several softboxes of various sizes can also be used when needed.
The lighting is supplied by studio flash units. The studio lights can be equipped with umbrellas, softboxes, grids and colored gels as needed.
Portraits taken at the studio use a black and/or green backdrop (background). Most portraits use the black backdrop. The green backdrop
is used to substitute (using software) other photos as the backgound.
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