Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Using wallpaper as a portrait backdrop, part of The DIY Photographer.
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- Hi, and welcome to The DIY Photographer,…I'm your host, Joseph Linaschke.…Today we're talking about backgrounds.…Specifically, backgrounds made out of wallpaper.…Now think about this,…if you go to your home fix-it center,…you're going to find wallpapers…of all different kinds of textures.…Some like these here,…this is kind of a linen looking texture.…Maybe big patterns like this one,…kind of an interesting white with swirly,…circle-y, grey lines on it.…But you'll also find things that look like…real world scenarios, like a brick wall,…or a concrete wall, or even wood.…
Now those things don't look 100% realistic…when you get up close to them,…but they can make great photographic backdrops.…Sure, they're not three-dimensional.…If you were to put a light on the brick wall,…you're not going to get those little shadows…that you'd get on natural brick,…but as a photographic backdrop,…just a little bit out of focus perhaps,…it's going to look totally believable.…Now the cool thing about these backdrops,…is you can make a multiple of them,…
That's the idea behind The Do-It-Yourself Photographer. Photographer and educator Joseph Linaschke shows how you can fashion ordinary items—from plastic cups to clamps to parchment paper—into accessories that will improve lighting, stabilize your camera, and much more.
So roll up your sleeves and break out the gaffer's tape. Learn how to become a DIY photographer.
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1. DIY Techniques
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