This is called Chroma-Key technology or Green Screen. Basically a green colored background is used (blue works also) for the photo. This makes it easier to drop out and replace with whatever other background is required.
If Andy is your photographer, he will direct you into various poses so that you will get an attractive portrait. For the most part you don’t have to worry about anything…still there are a couple of points you may want to consider in advance and a couple of points that will help you understand why Andy may want to adjust the lighting or have you turn a different way.
Being a professional photographer is more than just pushing the button on an expensive camera. Photography takes preparation, skills and the right tools. And a little luck doesn’t hurt either.
I went to their web site to view some of the photos we would be mimicking. I have a background available close to their desired color, check. Cameras working, check. Lenses clean, check. Batteries charged, check. Gas in the car, check. Shoes polished, check.
Photographing Orange County’s Wildflowers A couple of days ago I was given the chance to venture into some of the wilderness areas that surround Orange County. Vast acres kept behind locked gates accessible only to stewards of the pristine environment, power line maintenance crews, or on occasion a privileged tour. The Irvine Ranch Conservancy…
Professional Photography Sorry if you were looking for the gossip on a celebrity marriage gone bad, but TIFF and JPEG are not to be confused with people fighting over who gets to keep the Major League Baseball team, but rather file formats for digital images. But there is still confusion. When I’m talking to clients…
A friend of mine has been awarded a contract to photograph a construction project. They want in progress photos from the ground as well as photos from a thousand feet up. This naturally involves the use of a helicopter. He goes up about once a month and last week said there was room for me if wanted to take a ride. In fact the helicopter could hold 4 people and I could invite my wife along also. Cool!
Ok so this post is really not about photography, but life is more than work.
For the past several years I have been a volunteer at United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) in Big Bear. I show people how to enjoy the sport of skiing using equipment available for those with physical disabilities.
I had an assignment to photograph a man Craig Monteilh. A man who claims to have been working undercover for the FBI, and he was talking about it. Cue up “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” by The Hollies…He was wearing a trench coat and dark glasses. I was wearing Dockers and maybe a shirt by Tommy Bahama. We met under a tree near a bridge. He kept look around like he was expecting someone else to show up invited or not.