How’s it going?
Ok so if you’re a regular reader of this site you’ll have heard me mention about a photography technique I call the Invisible Black Background.
It’s basically a technique that shows how you can use your camera to create pictures with black backgrounds and a flash to just light your subject; giving the impression of being in a studio but being able to achieve it anywhere…indoors or out.
It’s been great to see that the written walk through I originally posted has proved to be so popular and even grabbed the attention of the New York Times in 2012 [Link]
For today though I’ve a video for you where I’ve recorded a short tutorial showing how to do the technique; recorded during the lunch break at my recent Dynamic Duo Workshop.
Hope you like it…
A Couple of Points to Note
- You don’t need PocketWizards…Any way to trigger the off camera flash will do i.e. Infra Red, Pop Up Flash as Commander etc…
- You need a modifier that directs the light such as a closed down umbrella, a softbox, grid etc… and that also gives the lighting effect you’re after (soft, hard)
Here’s some example photographs taken using the Invisible Black Background technique where on some I’ve used 1, 2 or more lights…
- Be sure to check out my original Invisible Black Background post where I wrote down all the steps [Link]
- And, check out the follow up Questions and Answers post [Link]
Right that’s all from me for today so have fun giving this a try and as always if you have any questions / comments then feel free to make use of the comments section below and please feel free to share this with folks you think would like to see it too.
Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.