SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHERS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE YOUR GREEN SCREEN
Now it is finally possible to effectively handle some of the issues that come with the use of regular green screen by projecting the chromakey color (usually green) instead of using the traditional green cloth. Projecting the chromakey colors eliminates green fringe around the subject, enables the photographer to work in a much smaller area, and helps the photographer deal with subjects that wear anything green.
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DISCOVER WHAT PROJECTED VIRTUAL BACKGROUNDS CAN DO FOR YOU
THERE ARE 100 VIDEO CLIPS ON YOU TUBE WHICH DEMONSTRATE WHAT THIS PHENOMENAL PROCESS CAN DO FOR YOU. GET THE FACTS. SEE FOR YOURSELF.
CHEAP WAY TO GET INTO VIRTUAL BACKGROUNDS
We have available a number of virtual background projectors that have been traded in for the new digital system. We are making these completely refurbished machines available for a super low price of only $650.00. We also have a number of refurbished projection screens in various sizes.
Now is the time to get started with this phenomenal tool that enhances both your creativity and your bottom line profits. Call Virtual Backgrounds for details.
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SEE AND TRY A VIRTUAL BACKGROUND SYSTEM FOR YOURSELF
Besides coming to the Virtual Backgrounds headquarters in San Marcos, TX you can visit Peter Budraitis in Long Island New York. Peter has agreed to make his studio a demonstration center of virtual backgrounds. Just call and make an appointment
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YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS!
Call Virtual Backgrounds with any questions you may have about our phenomenal Hollywood type virtual background system. We’ll be happy to explain to you how it works.
"HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH VIRTUAL BACKGROUNDS"
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NEXT ISSUE OF THE BACKGROUNDER WILL INCLUDE INFORMATION ON FRANCHISING A PORTRAIT STUDIO
IF YOU NEVER USED A VIRTUAL PROJECTED BACKGROUND SYSTEM, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING
How did I function before I had a VB seven piece poser assembly? That is what you will be asking once you start using the VB 7 piece poser.
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THE RESURRECTION OF QUALITY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Quality portrait photography, as professional photographers have known and produced it for years seemed to dry up and die with the coming of the digital revolution…far more so than predicted by Henry Oles in his publication, The Professional Photographer’s Perfect Storm. Click to download the publication "The Perfect Storm" There is a whole generation of people coming along who only know snapshot photography, whether it was done by amateurs or the new "click happy" professionals. Even the Walmart and K Mart Studios along with Olan Mills have disappeared leaving a huge vacancy. But, now, finally, there is a new interest in what has been called timeless imaging made by well trained creative professional photographers. While professional photography will never be again as it was before the digital revolution there is a developing need for having truly professional images produced that can be enlarged, framed, and treasured not for a few seconds but for a lifetime and beyond.
There is so much more that the true professional can create when working in a studio with the proper equipment to produce timeless photography that is clearly different from anything that can be done by the snapshot crowd. . Virtual projected backgrounds will continue to turn the studio into a world of complementary and often meaningful backgrounds instantly available and totally under the control of the photographer. It’s "Hollywood type" photography. It is a resurrection of a product that never completely died and a glorious opportunity for those who can take advantage of it.
RUDI DIAZ IS GETTING READY FOR THE RESURRECTION
California professional photographer, Rudi Diaz sees a transformation coming in professional photography going from a decade of post digital revolution back to more formalized portraiture that can only be produced by a trained and creative professional. Instead of candid snapshots, attention is starting to return to the fundamental basics of quality portraiture including enhancing lighting, quality posing, and complementary backgrounds whether the work is done on location or in a studio environment.
Quoting Rudi,“Today, to coin a phrase, "snapshot portraiture" while at times can express the warmth it thoroughly lacks the depth, breadth and professionalism of formal portraiture. When people visit other people’s homes they generally walk past the framed snapshots but stop to admire the formal portrait and it behooves us as professional photographers to make sure our work embodies those qualities and market the fact that it does. It is an interesting thing that the current digital generation that created snapshot portraiture always tends to take a giant step backward when whatever they have brought to the forefront becomes mainstream and they do so by going retro. And it is entirely in the hands of the professional photographers to dictate exactly where their feet should land when they take that giant step back into the world of formal portraiture. The subjects may well be filled with piercings and covered with tats but they will happily immortalize that look on a framed canvas proudly hanging in their crib (home) for all their cool friends to stop and admire."
Rudi obviously sees the resurrection coming and is getting ready to be a leader and capitalize on it before many others jump in. It is kind of like the stock market. The best time to buy is when a stock is low and expected to go up to get the maximum gains.
VINYL RECORDS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE THAT WILL APPLY TO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Rudi Diaz sent us a link to this recent NY Times article that discusses the very strong and completely unexpected return to purchases of vinyl records instead of compact disks and USB recordings. The record industry had just about completely died when the new generation recognized that there was a special sound quality that came only from vinyl and could not be reproduced digitally.
Quoting the NY Times article, “There were always record collectors who disdained the compactdisk, arguing that an LPs grooves yielded warmth and depth that the CD's digital code could not match.” Continuing, “We never expected the vinyl resurgence to become as crazy as it is,” he said. “But it’s come full circle. We get kids calling us up and telling us why they listen to vinyl and when we ask them why they don’t listen to CDs they say, “CDs .. My dad listens to CDs. Why would I do that??
There is every reason to believe that this same thinking is coming right now to professional portraiture.
1. Recognize that it is coming 2. Get the very best training you can get from real professionals 3. Invest in setting up a studio, even if it is in an unused bedroom or basement or garage 4. Invest in the basic equipment including lighting, props, and a background system 5. Market your services and product
MARKETING FORMAL PORTRAITURE
A resurrection of interest in formal portraiture will happen only if it is properly marketed. The public has become so use to snapshot portraits that they see that style as normal and good enough. It is only when the public actually sees truly professional formal portraits that they come to realize that there really is a difference…a very significant difference. This will require serious marketing efforts by photographers like Rudi Diaz to acquaint the public with quality timeless images.
While formal traditional portraiture with traditional canvas backgrounds will always have a place, today’s technology with virtual backgrounds enables the photographer to provide so much more variety than just the traditional canvas. A sitting can include a wide variety of backgrounds to create many different looks. More variety generates more customer satisfaction and higher sales.
In this class you will be guided in the fun and glorious art of photographing ballet dancers. Ballet dancers are incredible athletes, artists and performers. This will be a hands on journey into dance photography starting with how to talk to the dancer, get the emotion you are looking for and the pose. From the classic ballet positions to incredible poses that you can only get from ballerinas.
DOUG GORDON COMING OUT WITH NEW BOOK ON FLOW POSING
World famous photographer Doug Gordon of New York is publishing a new book in February on Flow Posing.
Creating flattering poses for portrait and wedding clients is key to success as a professional photographer, but it can be difficult to quickly move through a series of poses that results in flattering images and a wide variety of portrait looks. In this book, posing guru Doug Gordon (of Long Island, NY) distills his popular flow posing techniques to show readers how to establish a basic standing portrait pose that is perfectly suited to traditional/classic portrait looks, then fluidly progress through a series of minor posing adjustments, framing changes, and camera angles to build a cache of over fifty client-pleasing poses suitable for a wide range of clients and locations. Check it out by clicking on this link!
You asked for it, now it is here! A simple, small, digital Virtual Background System Only $1,995 Scene Machine Mini and 4x6 Roll Up Screen Complete Only $3,440
NEW OFFERING AT PHOTOKINA IN GERMANY
The world’s fair of photography happens in Cologne Germany this week bringing together over 150,000 photographers and others related to the photo industry. This year a new division of Photokina will be born. It is known as Dignity. Its primary aim is bringing virtual and augmented reality to imaging.
Very interesting but this is exactly what Virtual Backgrounds has been doing since long before digital existed. Digital just makes what we do easier and more flexible and more instantaneous. Our specialty is augmenting photography with virtual backgrounds which greatly broadens the creativity of the professional photographer, enabling them to offer products that the public cannot do on their own. Virtual image augmentation puts a Hollywood flair on to the work the professional photographer can offer the public right in their own studio environment, even if the studio is a portable operation.
Maybe the new subtitle for Virtual Backgrounds should be, Virtual Image Augmentation!