What Virtual Backgrounds Did For Me!
Williamstown Kentucky mother of 4, Cindy Barclay, had her heart set on becoming a professional photographer, starting out with a Nikon N90 film camera to photograph her high school senior daughter which soon turned into a little business. She set up a temporary studio in her family room. She joined KPPA and learned that she did not really know much so she began her education and changed to a Fuji S1 digital camera.
Wanting to be special in every way, she planned to buy a green screen system until she discovered virtual projected backgrounds at WPPI and was blown away, “I thought this was the best thing since sliced bread and realized I could never produce the same quality with green screen. I looked at the VB web site every day for months. This was Hollywood style photography. Then I attended a Don Blair WPPI program on virtual backgrounds with more than a thousand photographers. I finally got a system and the very first day I had it, I was producing good images right out of the box. I couldn’t believe it.”
"I sent a couple of my pictures to VB founder, Henry Oles, and he called me and praised my results and suggested that I become a featured photographer in his book, Background Power! along with a host of big name photographers who used the Scene Machine system. I was thrilled.”
“If it wasn’t for the Scene Machine I don’t think I would have survived. Almost instantly, It helped my struggling business. It transformed my studio into the production of high quality images with unlimited possibilities. My clients loved it.”
“My first big push was using VB to attract seniors and I expanded from there, even doing what is today called hybrid photography but unlike others, I combine video and stills with projected backgrounds. It is so important, especially today, to create images that can’t be done by friends or a mom. You have to show them the difference in true professional photography. You have to be clearly different. Having a studio is still a vital component of being a professional and being different from the part time outdoor enthusiast photographer. Virtual backgrounds is a key. Photographers have to educate themselves and their customers if they want to be successful. Education and virtual backgrounds has been my key. With VB, I just tried it and it worked as I fiddled around with it but then I went on to learn so much more.”
Cindy’s photography studio is now located in Louisville Kentucky and is combined with her husband Clay’s Cyber Acoustic Lab, a sound recording studio. Cindy opens her studio by special appointment to do demonstrations for professional photographers on how she works with virtual backgrounds. Cindy is also available for private consultations in Louisville or on site. Call (859) 824-7990.
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