Say that it’s cold out, and you want to shoot a family photo. You would perhaps want to go to the forest, or to a park, to shoot something like this:
(If that’s your family, you have issues).
But going back to the subject for a moment: I didn’t shoot this in a park. Instead, it is in my comfortable studio. And I can shoot this during hurricanes, in the rain, in snowstorms, at 3AM: any time I like.
Now there are a number of ways you can do this.
- Move to a park, and remove a studio wall.
- Use “green screen”, then add the park in post-work, in Photoshop. (If you do not know how to do this, search for “green screen” using the search field above).
- Shoot against anything and just laboriously remove the background using Photoshop.
Or there is the “brute force” low-tech way:
Buy a backdrop with the scene on it. Like so:
So… if you have always wanted to emulate my “nudes in nature” shots, like these:
…and you never had the nerve (or have never been able to find a model with the nerve), then I guess I have just solved a huge problem for you. Donations welcome! :-)