Yesterday, we shot Orleans’s X-uvia Soccer Academy. And we put both kids and adults in front of a green screen, like so:
Because that way, we can put the kids where they belong – on a soccer field.
To shoot “green screen” like this, you use a chroma green background, and then you use software like Photoshop (with a technique explained previously on this blog), or, like in my case, dedicated Green Screen software to put the background behind the subject.
To do this, keep in mind that the subject must not wear green – or they’ll be transparent. But often forgotten: also avoid things that reflect green. You can see some of that effect in the soccer ball above.
As a finishing touch, let’s add logos (which is easily done in Lightroom):
Of course you can also take a way the background completely…:
That way, if you save it as a .PSD file, the image can be put on a web site or in a publication with text all around the subject.
And that’s hoop it’s done! Now, back to finishing the images…