Quick question that needs quicker answer... HELP!

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  1. theTKDman

    theTKDman TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys... I dont know if this is the correct placement of this question or not. I will be taking pictures of a martial arts school quite soon; some action shots, some still poses. My question to you guys is where I can obtain (purchase, I assume) backgrounds suitable for martial arts students. Im guessing there is a stock photography website out there that would have something close to what Im looking for. Here is an example of what it is I hope to find: http://www.rmapco.com/Backgrounds.asp

    Can anybody out there in the photography world help me?

    Ryan Ponte
    theTKDman@gmail.com
     
  2. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

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    Unless you are local competition, why don't you email that guy and ask him?
     
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    theTKDman TPF Noob!

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    I have actually... no response and I need something to work with as soon as possible. I even called him and waited on hold for fifteen minutes (He's in Missouri and Im in Vancouver). After fifteen on hold I was told he was unavailable. HELP! Lol.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Those look like digital backgrounds. Is that what you are looking for or do you want actual fabric backgrounds.
     
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    The digital backgrounds are what Im looking for. I would actually love the ones he has.... lol.
     
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    Those are ALL really easy to make in PS. Why not try a few?
     
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    I am definately not a photoshop guy.... Although I am learning. If someone on here could make comparable ones I would compensate. Maybe.... I dunno, ten bucks a piece?
     
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    I /could/ make about 100 a day... How many do you want?
     
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    All you are going to need is a chroma green backdrop and the digital backgrounds to add, all of the backgrounds in that gallery are computer generated.
     
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    If you are not good at photoshop editing the photos to seemlessly get the students onto those digital backdrops is not going to be easy.
     
  11. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    With a croma background it's really pretty easy.

    Use select/ color range.

    Look it up for detailed instructions.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The suggestions are all good, however, if I was in the situation, I would skip the fancy-shmancy (lol) faked in backgrounds and use local props and some creative coloured lighting to get what I wanted done. At most, a dark 10 X 12 muslin backdrop and 3-4 gelled speedlights would get me what I need.

    Faster, easier and just as effective.
     

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