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Background Changes

The aim when amending and/or changing backgrounds in the editing process is to make the photo more visually appealing.

 


 

This shot was one of a number taken using a silver foil background with a gelled light with one chosen for a magazine cover. In this shot the background was a little messy so it was changed for a oil painting effect to give the photo a softer more classical look and feel.

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The original shot was taken against a voile curtain but the classic film noir look of the model's outfit and pose leant itself to black and white and a more dramatic background. This involved very careful selection around the model, and in particular the sequins on her dress, to remove her from the original background, and the new background was then created using a black to white to black gradient.

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This shot was taken in the model's own apartment and the walls were painted magnolia and the blind was grey. The model's pose along with the composition made for an interesting shot but the bland colours of the background were not in keeping. The walls were thefore painted mottled orange in post production and a crack from the edge of the window board was added to lend more 'authenticity'. The blind was painted dark blue, had a hessian pattern added and the existing vignette was enhanced.

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