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Invisible black backdrop photography technique?

You know this technique usually used in pregnant and newborn photoshoot, when you only focus the belly, or the newborn feet, on a black background, without using photographic equipment, how to achieve this just using a regular digital camera & then using photoshop to edit it? Any online tutorials? Books? Anyone

13 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    The main thing is to have light on the subject in the foreground, and to have no light on the background. Clearly it helps if the background is naturally dark, maybe dark curtains. If some stray very dark image occurs in the background you can then edit it out easily. If you start with a light toned background you will find the editing difficult. I suggest that you don't use the flash on the camera, since it will bleed onto the background. Try for natural light from a window etc going across the subject, thus not heading towards the background.

    Good luck.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago


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    Invisible black backdrop photography technique?

    You know this technique usually used in pregnant and newborn photoshoot, when you only focus the belly, or the newborn feet, on a black background, without using photographic equipment, how to achieve this just using a regular digital camera & then using photoshop to edit it? Any online...

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    You can do this without any black backdrop if you know what you are doing with light.

    You need a flash (off camera) close to the subject & the subject far away from any background. You shoot at the max sync speed for the flash (around 1/200) and f11 or so. This kils the ambient room light & your subject is then ONLY lit with flash.

    Example from my photostream;

    that was shot in my kitchen (reasonalby lit) - no black backdrop.

    This one;

    was shot in this room;

    If you don't have an external flash, it may be possible to do this using a lamp concentrated on the subject - but you need to be able to spot meter on the lit part to enuyre that the rest is underexposed (ie black).

  • 9 years ago

    You know, the word photography means to write with light (photo=light, graphis= to write, to paint). You need light to pull this off. The trick to getting a black background black is to put all the light on the subject. Usually you would use a light with a barndoor, black foil, or even regular foil wrapped around so the light is focused on the subject. You make sure the light on the subject is at least 3 stops brighter than the background, with no spill. Viola! it's black.

    Ambient light will turn a black background gray. You could shoot it, select the subject, invert, and play with the levels, but it really won't look the same.

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    6 years ago

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    5 years ago

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