|Posted: 11/29/2012 4:34:55 PM|
I have a DLSR (still super new at using it) wanna start taking my own photos of my 1 year old son. I have no clue on what type of back drops to purchase or where from. I know that for now I want white and black and a fabric that is washable. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
|Posted: 11/30/2012 8:09:38 AM|
If you want to pick up quick and easy fabring for backdrops, look at a no pill fleece- very inexpensive, can wash it a ton and tends to hold its color well!
Sometimes with that age, a backdrop and be more of an obstacle to captureing photos than an asset! Photograph him being him, being goofy, fun and sweet at home or with family. As you learn more about your camera and how to get the photos you want (check out the 12 week class here on two peas) then consider backdrops or finding a spot of open shade to be able to photograph him more formally.
Most of all, have fun!
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|Posted: 11/30/2012 12:30:51 PM|
Fabrics from a clearance table in a fabric store works well. As does paper on a roll from a school supply store... then there are the normal backdrops you can buy from photo supply stores.
Being super new, my advice is to not worry about back drops yet. Backdrops are best used with a light set up. It is a whole study of itself. Learn you camera first. Get used to shooting in manual without thinking to hard about it.
But if you feel you must use them go with nuetral colors. Black and white are the most difficult to shot against especially without additional lighting. Pick a mid blue, gray, camel, mid green, gold.
Loc: Central Illinois
|Posted: 11/30/2012 12:59:51 PM|I agree with the others - learn your camera first and then add accessories like backdrops (and lights, more lenses ... etc, etc, etc!)
I highly, HIGHLY recommend the 12 Weeks class on here as well as the classroom threads that are available. I have learned so much from those. They are awesome as are the Peas who created those lessons
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Loc: Montrose, NY
|Posted: 12/3/2012 12:25:29 PM|I agree with the others. Master the camera settings, and while you learn how to use your camera, take pics of your son in his natural environment.
You'll probably like environmental portraits better than studio type portraits.
Check out Erin Cobb and Traci Meyer and I think you will understand what I mean by environmental portraits.
Have fun with your little guy!
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