"Poor background removal" - if this is a refusal reason that you commonly receive when your images are reviewed, especially on subjects that have a plain (often white) background, here are a few tips that I hope you will find helpful.If you intend to "cut out" your subject matter and place it on a white background, you need to make sure the background is actually white. And the edges of your subject need to look realistic - often they have the appearance of being cut out with scissors because... continue reading
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I would like to share with non pros, people like me, who don't own a photographic studio neither expensive lights and spotlights and just have their home lights (like me ^^)Well, I always try to shoot in natural daylight, I often go to the balcony, I put a white background and set my mini homemade studio, specially on a bright day, without direct sun lightI try to shoot at a non very fast speed. And always in RAW modeOnce the pictures taked, here come the hard work!I open the... continue reading
To view blog on my personal website, click here.There are many ways to isolate a subject onto a white background. This tutorial will showcase 2 examples using my own techniques that I have learned. The images in the examples are my own that I have available for purchase through Dreamstime.com.Though I cannot provide you with the files used in these examples, you can still follow along with your own images. First, make sure your lighting is good, then photograph your own money and bunch... continue reading
One of the subjects I've learned more from is about isolating objects, still life...I always try to get daylight or good light. Since I'm not a pro and I don't have a photography studio, I do what I can.I got a large pure white fabric completely plain with no wrinkles, I fix it into a wall or plain surface (horitzontal and vertical). This is the background.Then I bought a pair of little table lamps and good white light bulbs.Then illuminate your subject taking care of no getting... continue reading
I don't know about anyone else, but isolating images is one of my least favorite tasks in Photoshop.I see that there was a blog on this topic in late December, but that was focused on shooting within a lightbox, or in other conditions that you can manipulate.Lots of times, I'm trying to isolate a large object that I found in natural conditions, rather than a small subject that I can get in a lightbox.I have tried just about every method I can find to isolate my subject, and then create credible,... continue reading
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