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Nov 27, 2021 08:01 |  #1

what is the best way to photograph someone who wants to use their photos for flyers/banners. they want to cut out their imagine...do i use green backdrop


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Nov 27, 2021 08:49 |  #2

You could do it on white seamless...




  
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Nov 27, 2021 10:04 |  #3

Sure you can do it against a solid color, but you may want to research green screen lighting techniques. Some suggestions I’ve been given were gel the background illumination with 5cc green, gel hairlight with 5cc magenta, ensure even illumination over the background, shoot and edit at highest bit depth available. Gels can be found at local theatrical supply.




  
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Nov 27, 2021 11:12 |  #4

At the very least, make sure there's significant contrast between the background and the image to be cut out. Also be aware of hair flyaway where masking/selecting may present problems.


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Dec 06, 2021 13:34 |  #5

kermit4u wrote in post #19311848 (external link)
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what is the best way to photograph someone who wants to use their photos for flyers/banners. they want to cut out their imagne...do i use green backdrop
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Do they really want to cut out their image? . Or do they want you to cut out their image for them?

If the client wants to do the post-processing themselves, as you said, then I would not worry about the background very much, except to avoid a bright background so that there is no fringing.

If the client wants you to do the post-processing, a.k.a. the "cutting out", then I would shoot against a plain backdrop such as your green screen.


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Dec 06, 2021 14:14 |  #6

White or any solid color backdrop would do. In theory you can do it with any backdrop bu solid colors make it much more easier to cut out.


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Dec 07, 2021 11:10 |  #7

If you have Photoshop, you can cut out the figure in a matter of seconds using the pen tool, or even the quickmask/erase/paint and save as a png so they can plop it in any background they choose.

Honestly, I've found it takes far less time cutting it out in Photoshop (literally about six seconds for a figure unless there's something like a fringe involved) than setting up all the lighting so there's no bleed onto the subject with greenscreen and keying the background. This is what I do for product photography, and I only have to worry about lighting the subject, not the background. And the edges are cleaner. Feather the edges slightly if you go this route.


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Dec 23, 2021 14:33 |  #8

You can use white or any solid color, you are eventually going to cut it out, so the background shouldn't be an issue.




  
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