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Photo Backdrop Secrets - DIY! (On Target Photo Training Book 12) [Kindle Edition]

Dan Eitreim

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In this lesson "Photo Backdrop Secrets - DIY!" you are going to learn some truly mind-blowing secrets!

You'll learn how to get a pure white background in your photos...no matter what color the backdrop was originally.

You'll learn how to get pure black no matter what color you start with as well!

You'll learn how to make a backdrop that only costs a couple bucks -but in the final picture it can be any color you want!

Here is the Table Of Contents showing a bit of what is covered...

Introduction
The Light That Isn't A Light!
The Notebook Revisited
GOBOs And Colored Gels!
Creative Uses For Gel Material
The "Found" Photo Backdrop
Keep It Clean And Neat
Balancing The Light
The Neutral Density Filter
The Graduated Neutral Density Filter
Scrims - What They Are And How To Use Them
The "Created" Photo Backdrop
Commercially Made Backdrops Are Expensive!
Make Your Own For Pennies On The Dollar!
How To Make A White Backdrop
How To Make A Black Backdrop
How To Make A Colored Backdrop
Background Storage
The "Digital" Photo Backdrop
The Digital Photography Background - A Creative Masterpiece!
The "Separation" Light
How To Use A "Separation Light" In Portrait Photography!
Photo Exercise
Additional Photo Training
We discuss the background and how to manipulate it so that one or two backdrops can do the work of dozens. You will save a ton of money!

Background Storage - There IS a simple way to store them that will keep them from getting wrinkled...I show you how.

And more...and more...and more...

Having a professional looking backdrop for your portraits is the easiest and fastest way to make your work look truly professional! You'll be getting paid assignments - or winning photo contests sooner than you think!

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Photo Backdrop Secrets - DIY! April 1 2013
By Ron - Published on Amazon.com
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I was about 60% into the book before I saw the part the title lead me to expect! There was a lot of general review and Dan does not draw a distinction between background and backdrop, which may be appropriate for the beginner who does not have a backdrop stand. The title lead me to expect some discussion about backdrop stands, choice of fabric, possibly choice of paint for fabric, green screen, seamless papers,... It does address replacing backgrounds using digital imaging techniques at a high level. He mentions Photoshop (which is expensive), and Gimp (which is free but has a steep learning curve), but does not mention Photoshop Elements (which is more reasonably priced and very suitable for a beginner).

A couple of things I don't recall seeing mentioned are lighting a plain white or coloured backdrop from the back and the effect of strong light on gels. I find colour from gels washes out if the light behind the gel is too bright or the other lights are too bright, so when using gels, I turn the light's power down considerably compared to what I would use when not using gels and frequently switch to softboxes instead of umbrellas to keep more of the key and fill lights off the backdrop.

The book is a good starting point for those who want to get deeper into their photography but may be disappointing for photographers who have reached or passed the intermediate level.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Great Ideas April 2 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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You can bet on anything by this author being good! This book covers all kinds of backdrops, from lighting and effects to filters to making your own backdrops for way less than buying them. Loads of great ideas here!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful Oct. 18 2013
By J. Michael Walker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The book is not very complete. No equipment recommendations. What kind of lights to buy, how to position them,etc. Photo examples are tiny and do not include technical info.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some things to ponder and practice April 3 2013
By Edward Crabtree - Published on Amazon.com
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I was not as impressed with this book as I have been with others by Dan. But with that being said I did find interesting and enlightening the sections on graduated and color filters, using colored gels to get colored backgrounds, I also enjoyed reading about taking photographs for the sole purpose of using them as a digital background. It may not be as good as some of Dan's other books, but there are still many good things to learn.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid tips and background ideas March 8 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
All of Eitreim's books make a good start to your photography library. Quick reference and idea book. I have all his books and keep them handy on Kindle reader.

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