Creating and lighting backgrounds

  Having the knowledge of creating good camerawork and good lighting is important in this profession. A client who hire us expect that from us. However, the most important skill in this business is the ability of problem solving.

There are always problems in 90% of assignments, and I don’t mean something breaking down. Things don’t always go as planned or as we were hoping they would. There are always unforeseen and unexpected obstacles in most jobs that would cause the shoot to go behind schedule and add to the costs. It’s out ability to quickly resolve these problem that make us a valuable assets to our clients, and when we are valuable the client keeps calling us back.

It's always a delight to walk into a place and find a very attractive decor ideal for interviews, the reality is that only one in ten assignments we find a place suitable for quality interviews. Anyone can create good interviews given ideal conditions, but what creates repeat business and makes clients come back is the photographer's problem solving skills, the ability to create something out of nothing.

Interviews are an important integral part of most programs. The content of most assignments often hinge around interviews. Interviews are also a reference to measure the quality of the program against other programs. It is something that viewers see everyday and just like a good or bad portrait even an untrained person can tell the difference between a good or bad set-up in an interview.

 

 

Using props

     

     

 

Different types of commercially available backgrounds

  

 

   

Lighting backgrounds

Using projected patterns and slides