Digital backdrops vs traditional real backdrops

5 years 10 months ago #429843 by Ontherocks
Hey PT,

Just a quick question for me this Friday.  When it comes to backdrops, how do the digital ones compare to the traditional real ones?  The real ones have a higher cost than the digital ones.  I'm guessing the digital ones just require more effort in post?  

Let me know on this please.  Thank you


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5 years 10 months ago #429965 by CatherineW
I have used digital backdrops in the past and honestly they don't do it for me.  They look fake.  Now that could have been due to my post processing skills, however I didn't like them. I go with the real backdrops 

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5 years 10 months ago #430008 by Jerrid
:agree:


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5 years 10 months ago #430018 by TvPhotos
Go with a real backdrop.

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5 years 10 months ago #430098 by garyrhook
I think the question comes down to, "do you want a composite look?" Because that's what I see resulting from the use of a digital backdrop. Me, I wouldn't want to deal with matching the light. That just sounds dull. If you want a background, get out and find one.


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5 years 10 months ago #430193 by djones846w
Real backdrops are great for environmental portraits for one - and are obviously easier in post.  I have used may digital backdrops too, they can be very effective - particularly when the real backdrop was not there
doesn't cut it and detracts.  It does take some photoshop savvy but try , they have good packages and plenty of how to videos.


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5 years 10 months ago #430205 by Geospiri

djones846w wrote: Real backdrops are great for environmental portraits for one - and are obviously easier in post.  I have used may digital backdrops too, they can be very effective - particularly when the real backdrop was not there
doesn't cut it and detracts.  It does take some photoshop savvy but try , they have good packages and plenty of how to videos.


Plus a digital backdrop is so much easier and quicker to change .. try taking your own pics for use as backdrops:)


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5 years 10 months ago #430314 by Roblane
The challenge with digital backdrops is that unless you nail the lighting with your subject and the digital backdrop, it looks off and like a composite IMO.  


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