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kasey d. ales
 

Backgrounds for Family Pics


I am helping my church with the family photos for the church book. What color of background would work best for families of all ages? Thank you!


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10/7/2007 12:55:02 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Kasey,
If you're going to shoot for photos in the Church Directory, then I would suggest using the traditional blue.
If the photos are just for regular family portraits, then brown is wonderful for bringing out the skin tones.
I believe there may be a example of both in my gallery.
I hope this helps,
Debby


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10/7/2007 7:18:33 PM

 
kasey d. ales   Thank you for you help. I am just leaning, were would I buy my background, and what kind? Again thank you for your help.


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10/8/2007 6:18:47 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Kasey,
You can find some nice antique (traditional) Muslins on Ebay.
Here's a link:
Brown:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MUSLIN-6x9-PHOTO-BACKDROP-BACKGROUND-3-BROWNS-NEW_W0QQitemZ200158443956QQihZ010QQcategoryZ30079QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Blue:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-OLD-MASTER-PHOTO-CANVAS-BACKGROUND-BACKDROP-C010_W0QQitemZ230175006627QQihZ013QQcategoryZ79004QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Keep in mind you will need a back light as well for a really Nice look.
I hope this helps,
Debby


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10/8/2007 7:32:08 AM

 
kasey d. ales   Thank you so much. I really apreciate all your help. What is a back light for and are there certain ways to use it. KC


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10/8/2007 5:10:28 PM

 
Joan Bellinger   Kasey, when doing the same thing, I used the church santuary with walls of off white and a circular stained glass window with a dove in the center.


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10/12/2007 6:51:51 PM

 
kasey d. ales   This is a very old small church. There are no windows, all old panel. Thank you very much.


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10/12/2007 9:29:44 PM

 
W.    If you can find a nice background in the church, go for it. An appropriate background and therefore much better than an impersonal bland background.
You would then need a minimum of 2 strong flashguns. One to light the background, the other as a hair/back light on the subject(s). This last one to spill over onto a reflector that is placed in front of the subject(s), just below the lens axis, illuminating their faces, for which you expose.

Have fun!


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10/13/2007 12:16:17 PM

 
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