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Old 9th of October 2012 (Tue)   #1
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Default Color Backdrop for Corporate Headshot?!?!

if i had to buy one backdrop for doing corporate headshot. what color would you get? I was thinking a med gray color. something like this one....

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...round_5x7.html
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That's the exact color of seamless paper I use in my small studio. Very versatile as you can blow out the color easily and get a totally white background or reverse and make it black.

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Grey. You can shoot it as grey. You can blow it out and make white. You can flag the light off it for black.
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^^ is there an echo in here...?
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awesome. Thanks guys. thanks guys. and thanks guys (the last thanks was an echo).
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awesome. Thanks guys. thanks guys. and thanks guys (the last thanks was an echo).
Clear as mud, thanks! Lol
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Or use chromakey green, then you can remove it and put whatever background behind them you want. That is what I do for corporate, weddings, etc..all headshops or waist up shots.
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Or use chromakey green, then you can remove it and put whatever background behind them you want. That is what I do for corporate, weddings, etc..all headshops or waist up shots.
While taking care not to let the green bleed into the subject.
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ask your clients then ask what outfits they're wearing....with that info, you can determine what to use.
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ask your clients then ask what outfits they're wearing....with that info, you can determine what to use.
Gee Phil; why should we care what the client wants? They only pay the bills. LoL

That's kind of the best place to start isn't it?

I did a headshot project for a country club over the last year. It required 6 sessions spread over 16 months. The background they wanted was specific because the head shots would be printed and put on a board.

That's completely different than another job, where a team at a large consulting firm wanted images that could be used on their website, and also for press releases.

The result for that job was an out of focus screen in their lobby that gave it a real world look rather than a "backdrop" look.

Again, its the client's needs that should dictate the selection.
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While taking care not to let the green bleed into the subject.
If they are at least 3 feet away and you use a free photoshop plugin called easygreenscreenfree, it removes even spill...ANY green is automatically removed with one mouse click and with a small adjustment slider you can soften the edges of the subject to blend in with the background you put behind them. Oh so easy.
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If they are at least 3 feet away and you use a free photoshop plugin called easygreenscreenfree, it removes even spill...ANY green is automatically removed with one mouse click and with a small adjustment slider you can soften the edges of the subject to blend in with the background you put behind them. Oh so easy.
Thanks for the heads up. Just went to the website.
Looks like a nice tool. the Pro version is a bit pricey but probably a good investment if one is doing a lot of this kind of shooting.
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Thanks for the heads up. Just went to the website.
Looks like a nice tool. the Pro version is a bit pricey but probably a good investment if one is doing a lot of this kind of shooting.
Yes it is too pricey I think. The Pro version lets you paint back in the original green on any green clothing that is removed. If they wear any green, then the plugin removes it (removes ALL green) but the pro version let's you paint it back in. The pro version also removes blue so you have your choice, to remove green or blue. You can download the trial version of the pro to try it out and watch the training videos.
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