Simple props can help you to shoot professional commercial portrait photos
Most photographers may be unfamiliar with the commercial portrait photography. But Nick Fancher(American commercial and portrait photographer) believes that a professional-looking photo does not necessarily require professional equipment. With some simple and cheap equipments, you can also shoot stunning photos.
Below photos shot by Nick with small flash and other little accessories. There are also some log photos and demonstrations below. Hope you can also shoot your photo with the gears and resources in hand.
Make sure the ground and background will not be flashed. You can easily get an entirely black background photo.
How to shoot travel photography? Find a projector and search for some pictures on the internet then you can easily travel around the world in the hallway.
A white wall. That’s enough. At least you can find a wall in your room, right?
Without flashlight? No big deal! Find a storeroom you can also control the light. By the way. The background of this portrait is a black background board. Having your model sitting in a different place in the warehouse, you will get the different texture of the intense of the light.
The whitewall and ceiling can reflect the light, and the room in the picture is like a super-sized softbox.
Get a hole in the reflector and you will get a natural ring light. As the material of reflector is sturdy. you don’t need to worry it will be getting bigger later. The best of it, you save the money on a ring flash money as well as the photography assistant and the light stand.
If you like to create a soft light effect in a narrow space, you can put a flashlight in front of or at the back of the model. Facing the flashlight to the wall you will get a big and soft light source immediately.
Having the model and the flashlight closed to the wall or background, keep the light angle and the wall in parallel. You will get a cool light effect.
Put different colors on the flashlight and have your model standing on the table; you can get a stylish full body picture.
Placing a Pentaprism in front of the lens, a gorgeous light effect will create. But what if put the Pentaprism in front of the flash? The light will add a lot to your picture.
Many objects can add pattern element for a photo(for example, in the middle of the model and the flashlight, the shadow of the flashlight will reflect on the model). If you require more shape shadow put the flashlight further(2 m or above from the ).Meanwhile the closer the model comes to the sharper of the shadow on the model
Blow photo using a V-shaped backboard as a black backdrop. And place a white and red background board.
If you like the outdoor shooting, prepare a white or black background board and take both of them. Have your model standing in front of the board and blend the environmental elements into it.
The effect will be much better than standard outdoor photography.