How to Position Photo Lights

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The lighting in your studio are just as important to your portraiture as your subject is. Proper setup of your photo lights will greatly enhance the look of your subject, creating the best portrait possible. Before setting up your lighting for a portrait, you will need to understand how to operate the equipment in your studio, including all of the accessories such as lights, diffusers, reflectors and light modifiers.

Ideas to Enhance Perspective and Depth in Your Photography

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Developing an eye for perspective and depth is something that comes easier to some of us than it does to others. Some photographers seem like they’re born knowing how to develop and present a three dimensional space in two dimensions. Others won’t get there without years of practice. In either event, there are some things that you can do to help improve your own sense of space when it comes to photography. Here are a few techniques you can practice to help develop your eye for the third dimension.

Pros and Cons of Canvas Backgrounds

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Stormy Canvas backdrop

When we think of canvas applications in the arts, the first thing that comes to mind is painting. White, off-white, and ecru canvases are commonly used by artists because of how easily paints adhere to the material without absorbing, smearing, or blurring. However, canvas is also an excellent studio backdrop material for photographers. Because it is color-fast and water-resistant, canvas is an excellent photo backdrop for photo shoots indoors and out. While the canvas used as a photography backdrop is a little different from the stretch canvas used by visual artists, the characteristics of the two are quite similar.

How to Shoot with a Photo Background

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One of the most important things to keep in mind when shooting photography is the background. Though your studio backdrop is not the subject of the photo, it is an important factor of the final product. Photo backdrops should not only complement the subject, but also enhance the look and appearance of the entire photo.