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Old Sep 18, 2010, 3:05 PM   #1
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Default how to take pictures with a black background

Hi guys I've seen a lot of really nice portrait pictures that have a very black background and I would love to take pictures like this. I was wondering if anyone knew how to achieve this effect?

Something like these photos: http://fhrankee.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2os11e http://browse.deviantart.com/photogr...rder=9#/dwogbr
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 7:07 PM   #2
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The photog mentions the lighting used as a desk lamp. Spot metering on the most reflective area should give this effect after some post process work and conversion to monochrome.

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Old Sep 18, 2010, 8:21 PM   #3
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Also, a black backdrop might help.
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Here is an example where my husband wanted a particular photo of himself at his computer with the background darkened and the emphasis on his face and his computer. I did all in post processing.


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