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

Dan Eitreim
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Photo Backdrop Secrets - DIY!

Revised Edition!

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 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 winning photo contests sooner than you think!

    Product Details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 3955 KB
    • Print Length: 78 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: On Target Publishing; 2 edition (April 6 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B007SBRLHE
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Not Enabled
    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,019 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars Sept. 19 2015
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    Not worth the effort to read this book.
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Photo Backdrop Secrets - DIY! April 1 2013
    By Ron - Published on
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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
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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!
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful Oct. 18 2013
    By J. Michael Walker - Published on
    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
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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
    3.0 out of 5 stars Too technical Feb. 18 2014
    By jmdel - Published on
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    This was a bit technical for the layman, I thought. I was hoping for some simple ideas to get better shots with my digital camera. I'm taking a lot of pictures of children who don't sit still for long. This really didn't do a thing for that. Sorry.
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