Green or blue screens are backgrounds in chroma key shooting, a technique that changes the solid-colored background behind the subject of a shot with a new background. When you see a forecaster on TV sitting in front of a map, you are witnessing chroma photography in action. A greenscreen photo booth is driven by proprietary software developed in-house.
How To Finish Your First Project With Green Screen
Create your green screen backdrop. Figure out how to stable a portable stand, so it doesn’t flap in the breeze or move about while your model moves.
- Remove the creases. Although foam-backed screens are nearly wrinkle-free, they are more expensive. If you’ve chosen a fabric screen, you can remove creases by sprinkling them with water or using a handheld steamer. Try to squeeze it tight as it dries to minimize the lines that may generate shades in your background.
- Set up your green screen lighting. You must illuminate the screen apart from your subject, ensuring that the light is even and does not cast shadows or generate hot spots. Chroma key technology works best when the background is uniformly colored over its surface.
- Choose your digital backdrop for the planned shot.
- Set up your subject’s lighting. Examine the light direction in the digital backdrop you’ve chosen for your new background.
Choose your photo and then follow the instructions on your software. Green screen allows you to have one or even more branded or “out-of-the-box” backgrounds without the cost, effort, and logistic support of having custom backdrops produced and distributed. Users of the photo booth can select one of the backgrounds, which will be overlaid behind them on the images they take.