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Digital Camera World - - PHOTO ACTIVE -

In this project we used a 60cm-square photo board from www.pho­to­boards.org, which had the ef­fect of painted plas­ter. The pas­tel colours were per­fect to com­ple­ment the light colours of our flo­ral ar­range­ment. If you’re af­ter a darker, moody im­age, how­ever (akin to those still-life paint­ings from the Dutch masters), use a photo board with a darker, grit­tier print.

For the best re­sults when us­ing printed back­drops, don’t shoot them too closely. De­spite be­ing high-res­o­lu­tion, mag­ni­fy­ing them be­yond what the eye can see means you start to see the dots of the print. Make sure you re­duce reflections on the smooth sur­face of shiny boards, too, by ad­just­ing the an­gle of our cam­era. Bear in mind that you can use wooden boards, pa­per or fab­ric here, too.

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