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In 1994, South African photojournalist Kevin Carter won the Pulitzer prize for his disturbing photograph of a Sudanese child being stalked by a vulture (left). That same year, Kevin Carter committed suicide.

Without the facts surrounding his death, this behavior may seem surprising. But Carter received heaps of criticism for his actions. While in Sudan, near the village of Ayod, Carter found a small, emaciated toddler struggling to make her way to the food station. When she stopped to rest, a vulture landed nearby with his eyes on the little girl. Carter took twenty minutes to take the photo,...
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In chroma key technique, lighting is the most important aspect to consider for bringing realism to the videos. The technique is simple to apply, but the lighting is tricky.

When lighting some scene in chroma key technique, there are some points which are needed to be kept in mind. Firstly, light will reflect back the screen color (green, blue or any other) on the actor. So, move the actor far from the screen as much as possible. Secondly, light the background evenly. For this, use lighting kit which offers diffused and even light. There should not be any hotspots or shadows on the screen....
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Green screen software is a useful software program which is handy for the individuals who have to start their photo or video production businesses. It is a simple yet effective program which can be employed by anybody without any hindrance. What is the best point about this program is that it is available at affordable prices. One doesn’t have to spend too much money. The program comes with easy-to-follow instructions, thus one can handle it alone without any help of a professional.

The software is loaded with a number of good features to make the task easier so as to reduce the time spent...
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Capturing the exact emotion is the toughest task of portrait photography. Whether you are choosing an amateur model or a professional one, nervousness can affect anyone and you as a photographer are ought to make your subject relax so that she can give you better poses and expressions. Here are some useful techniques that will help you make your subject feel comfortable.

First Relax Yourself

Your nervousness can make your subject feel more nervous and therefore, make sure you are absolutely relaxed. As soon as your model arrives, greet her with a lovely smile and ask her about her day, her breakfast,...
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There are some basic tips when taking a green screen video shoot. Let’s discuss those tips.

1. Get everybody on board with background before shoot – It can be quite difficult, but it’s important to get everybody aware of how the background will appear. Get feedback from the decision makers involved in the shoot. This will reduce time wastage during post-production phase. The time can be wasted in uploading, downloading and re-uploading.

2. Demand for branding strategy early – If the shoot is to be done for some organization, ask them what can be done and cannot be done with organization’s...
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Photography can be used as a hobby as well as a profession. If it is used as a profession, you should employ right type of equipment for taking photos so as to convert your photos into an art work. With the right equipment, it does not mean that you have to choose the most costly one. However, the equipment should ensure a good click. Included in the photography studio equipment is the tripod, and you should consider buying a good quality tripod because of the following reasons: -

•    Buying a tripod is a wise decision, because when you use it to click photos or shoot...
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If you have a photography business, you know this fact that people love being photographed at unique locations. Now, you can photograph your clients at difficult or impossible locations also without moving at those locations. This is possible with the help of green screen kit. The value of this kit cannot be overstated in the field of photography. Not only the professional photographers but the amateur photographers can also use this kit for taking unique photographs. The hobbyists can use the kit for clicking photos of any random locations and objects and upload those photos to the social...
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Almost all supernatural scenes that you see in any commercial movie are the miracles of the green screen technology. Both commercial video producers as well as amateur cinematographers have used this wonderful technique to make all forms of supernatural videos that are hard to believe, however, too captivating to ignore. Among all the scenes that are created by the Chromakey technology, the cup floating in the air is perhaps the most popular effect that is very much loved by the audience. Here is how to make a cup-floating in the air video.

Things you need :

The most appreciable thing about...
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One of the reasons why most photographers prefer artificial light is that they can use it as per their wish to get the predetermined results. The beauty of artificial light is that you can conveniently control the way it illuminated your subject. However, the basic light sources such as studio lighting bulbs and flashes cannot be used as such and need to be modified in order to achieve professional photography results. If you are short on budget and cannot afford buying the expensive equipments, here are some inexpensive lighting accessories that you must possess.

Reflector

Photography is nothing...
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Green screen photography has changed the way the shutterbugs work. The conventional ‘on-location shoot’ is not more considered to be the most appropriate one. Apart from a lot of expenses in traveling and staying, an on-location shoot has many other limitations such as weather and permits. Moreover, there are certain locations that do not exist. For example; the Pandora of the movie Avatar was in created in the PCs. To address these issues, most photographers as well as videographers prefer the Chroma Key technique of background replacement.

Unlike the technology of superimposing the photographs,...
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E-commerce is growing at an unbelievable rate, thereby enhancing the importance of many processes that are related to it. An important element that has a major contribution towards its growth is product photography. The way you portray your products on your online store decides the result of your business. Product photography is however, not as easy as placing your product on a table and clicking photographs. There are a lot of issues related to this and therefore, needs a special approach. To get high-quality professional photographs, you must use a light tent. Here is how it helps you.

Lights...
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Green Screen Studio Kit
Green Screen Studio Kit
Chroma keying refers to the process of replacing a solid background (key) with animated or static background. This process is also known as green screening. One can also substitute the green screen with blue screen. Although any other color can be used if it is not present in the elements of the foreground, blue and green are most popular. For proper green screening, there are some tips given in this article which shall be followed to obtain best footage. Otherwise, there can be many problems while making green screen videos or images. These problems include color spill, shadows, reflection...
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123 Video Magic
123 Video Magic
Green screen technology is an art that helps the photographers to remove green /blue screen backgrounds. Green screen is a powerful software that is simple and easy to use. Green screen software consists of self contained chroma key removal program that does not require any other editing application.

Chroma key is helpful for merging two or more videos and images into one. Chroma key helps the photographers to take professional images by applying various effects. In green screen technology, it provides a better way to replace green/blue screen background with digital backgrounds.

You can customize...
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New Year parties are great occasions for enjoyment and if you are a photographer, they double your fun by providing endless opportunities to click the highly celebratory moments. This evening offers you to capture the dance floor, firework, glittery venues, best-dressed people, and much more. So don’t miss this once-in-a-year occasion and gear yourself up for the upcoming New Year eve. Here are some tips and tricks that are sure to help you capture some perfect shots.

1. Stop asking people to pose for you and capture the New Year party as it is. Let your pictures speak about the whole event....
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Arbus, Diane
American, 1923-1971

A pivotal figure in contemporary documentary photography, Diane Arbus produced a substantial body of work before her suicide in 1971. Her unrelentingly direct photographs of people who live on the edge of societal acceptance, as well as those photographs depicting supposedly "normal" people in a way that sharply outlines the cracks in their public masks, were controversial at the time of their creation and remain so today.

Arbus was born Diane Nemerox, to a wealthy family in New York City. Her father owned a fashionable Fifth Avenue department store. She was educated...
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In chroma key technique, both paper and muslin photography backdrops can be used. However, when using paper backgrounds, you may suffer from the following problems: -

1. Gets dirty – At the time of shooting, the backdrops can get dirty easily. And when the paper backdrops get dirty, they cannot be cleaned. You will have to throw away the parts which are dirty.
2. Gets creased – The paper backgrounds easily get creases. When the backgrounds get creases, they become useless for shooting and have to be thrown away. The creases cause shadows, which make editing of photos and videos later. Thus,...
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forepart picture
forepart picture
Photography! Who could have thought that we would now be able to take pictures through a digital camera and transfer to a computer and change the colors or any of the attributes of an image or a photograph?


Digital cameras are sharper and provide high quality pictures that can be used over multiple mediums. Sir John Herschel is a man who invented the term ‘Photography’ in 1839. This was also the year when the process of Photography was unveiled to the public.


How did photography really evolve? Well! It is the bi-product of laws of physics and compounds of chemistry. The evolution of photography...
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Nowadays, the competition in the photography industry is so much that every photographer tries to employ new techniques of photography. One such new technique is green screen technique. To make sure that the technique is employed properly, the photographer has to consider purchasing an ideal link, which contains all the necessary tools and equipments for attractive photography. These are the equipments which should be there in an ideal kit: -

1. Green screen backgrounds and background stand

In a complete kit, there should be green screen backgrounds against which the photos will be taken. In...
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Last week, I attended a conference on Chroma key photography where I found that almost all aspiring green screen photographers are too nervous about using their Chroma key kit. They were asking all silly questions such as which backdrop stands to buy and what types of lighting should they use. I admire Mr. Jackson, Mr. Cameron and others for listening to them patiently and answering each of these questions. Even after getting beautiful and detailed explanation, I could still see nervousness on their faces. At last, I couldn’t resist and after the seminar was over, I called a bunch of nervous...
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Background Stand
Background Stand
An ideal photography kit must consist of all the important equipments required for clicking the perfect shots. A complete photo studio kit is necessary for amateurs because the professional photographers have the idea of what to carry in their kit. This blog will provide you an idea of choosing the equipments that you must carry with you for all your on-location and outdoor assignments.

Chroma key backdrop and background stand

For a perfect photo you need to focus your subject against any background that will make your subject look attractive. Whether you are shooting portraits, products or...
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