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In this FotoTV film photographer Dirk Wächter of D-Forum community is here to create another exciting special effects photography tutorial dealing with color contrast backgrounds.
Today Wächter discuss backgrounds and all the problems they can cause. Sometimes backgrounds do not turn out the way a photographer envisions and Wächter is here to help photographers better understand backgrounds and all that can be done with them.
The idea is simple; out of focus backgrounds with nice gradations of color in the background. Today Wächter uses a regular colorful rain umbrella that his model Catherine will hold on her shoulder and twirl it around as Wächter shoots. This results in a dynamic out of focus background with movement and beautiful color gradations. This is a beautiful contrast to the crystal sharp clarity of the foreground.
Wächter makes several test photos throughout the shoot and explains in excellent detail all the technical aspects he used to create the dynamic results. This tutorial is good for photographers that want to take control of their backgrounds and make dynamic images without having to use a ton of expensive equipment or expensive studio. The great thing is that Wächter ideas can be recreated anywhere.