Tag Archives: Photo

Easy Photo Tips – Inexpensive Backgrounds

Classic Comicbook Donatello
Photo-A-Day #4359

My friend Linsey asked me how I was getting a certain effect to my photos recently. She wanted to know what I was using and the answer was super simple. I bought two pieces of posterboard that had a two tone color to them. One is blue to yellow and the other is yellow to pink. I’ve been using them for a while now and I am noticing that my photos are looking very much the same. They are better for filming and for showcasing the toys. I’ll be picking up some more posterboard soon in different colors to match the different toys better.

So the technique is placing the posterboard down at a curve so that there are no angles. Then the light makes the poster a bit shiny at the curve. I’m going to figure out better ways to use these and the lights that I use for filming my videos. As I learn more I will make more videos like the one below.

Let There Be Light – How I Light my Vlog – New Equipment Haul

Photo-A-Day #4337

It was well past time for me to get some more professional lighting in my office so that I can make better looking video. I picked up the LimoStudio 600W Photography Triple Photo Umbrella Lighting Kit, Video, Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit, CFL Photo Bulbs, Black/Silver & White Umbrella Reflector, Light Stand, Carrying Case, AGG2263 from Amazon.com through one of my favorite podcaster’s Amazon.com affiliate link.

I’m just learning how to do all of this and so the process will be a bit slow, I’ll make mistakes and will, hopefully, learn from them. I’ll certainly pass along what I’ve learned to you!