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- Print Length: 80 pages
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- Publisher: On Target Publishing; 2 edition (April 6, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 6, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007SBRLHE
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #453,434 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Photo Backdrop Secrets - DIY! (On Target Photo Training Book 12) Kindle Edition
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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.
The first thing I noticed about this book that while there is a table of contents, you can't click on anything to get to that particular page. I find that a bit annoying.
The first section of this book is about lighting. The author explains why and when you need lighting and gives some examples.
The author has two main categories of backgrounds and explains both quite well. The first is a found background, something that you have in nature vs a created background. A created background can be an expensive piece of equipment that an photographer has purchased or something that you make.
At the end of the book there are some suggested photo exercises.
Overall an interesting book. I am not sure if it covers enough for a beginner but anyone should be able to learn something from it. One major take away for me was the importance of light in any photo.
** How do you use pure white or black background effectively
** Make backdrops that cost a few dollars each
** Keeping a notebook
** Creative uses for gel material
** Using a neutral density filter
** How to use the digital photo backdrop creatively
** The technique of “separation light” for portraits
** And quite a bit MORE.
For many of us this is a great basic book. For advanced photographers, it may not be advanced enough. That’s how books on developing skills and abilities are – no one book (especially a short one) can please everyone. But for those who are “amateurs,” this book can serve you well. And even for more advanced photogs, it’s worth at least a quick read, for you might pick up a “secret” or two from this highly skilled photog and writer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An interesting and informative book on using and lighting backgrounds.Published 2 months ago by Roger Taylor
Efficient and practical reading about making and lighting backdrops for professional and creative photography....Dan's series is a super resource.Published 2 months ago by Marketing Holistics
Dan explains highly technical effects in easy to understand step by step procedures. Then he goes further to show how these same background effects can be achieved simply on a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gary Guetzlaff
This book gave me a few tips to try that I was not aware of. Recommend this book to all amateur photographers.Published 7 months ago by Grace
Dan Eitreim writes as though the reader is standing next to him. His photo tips are very clear and precise. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gayle R Gahn
I love each and every one of the photo ebooks by Dan Eitreim. Lots of info and easy to understand. You will not be disappointed in reading his series in photography.Published 7 months ago by Our Place in the Woods
Well written and very useful information on the subject, especially for beginners.Published 17 months ago by cmklein