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PHOTO OP FOR CHILDS PARTY
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GadgetGal
Date Posted: May/04/2010 7:44 PM
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I am trying to come up with a photo background that is quick and simple to use at a 4 yr old birthday party. The party theme is purple, black and pink "Party Like a Rockstar". The kids are dressing up as rock stars. I wanted to make a headshot of each child when they arrive quickly. I am struggling with an inexpensive backdrop for this. I came up with the attached background in Photoshop. My very first attempt at something like this. LOL I quick pasted a model onto it to get a feel. I was thinking I could print it something like 20x30, 24x26, 30x30 or 30x40 (with crops, of course) and glue it onto foam core board for simple portable backdrop. I also thought of just tye dying or sponge painting a sheet or muslin. Any thoughts or critque? Am I in the ballpark or outfield? Thanks!!

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GadgetGal
Date Posted: May/04/2010 7:47 PM
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A sample.

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Patty
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JJ2U
Date Posted: May/05/2010 2:52 AM
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Patty
Too often I'm cynical when it comes to this kind of "gimickry". BUT, I think this is a great idea and I think this background is super. Go for it. As for size, sorry, can't help.

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Joel W
"Coming together is a beginning...Staying together is progress...Working together is a success."
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PhotoKathy
Date Posted: May/06/2010 12:04 PM
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That would look great -I'm sure the parents and kids will love the photos.

(Just make sure to set up a hair light or two to match the spotlights on the background.)

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GadgetGal
Date Posted: May/06/2010 10:00 PM
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Thanks guys. I am still debating this. I'm just not happy yet. Still playing around. I don't like the can light look so close to her head. I am starting to think just light beams criss crossing in a two or three colors would look better. I appreciate the encouragement. jj I too, hate hoky or gimmicky stuff. Never done this before. Kathy, thank you for the hairlight tip!!

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Patty
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GadgetGal
Date Posted: Jun/23/2010 11:34 PM
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Thought I would share a couple from this session. These were rushed because the creativity came at the eleventh hour and I had never, never done any photoshop work like this. I did like the concept in the end.

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Patty
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GadgetGal
Date Posted: Jun/23/2010 11:36 PM
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This was done as 20x30 poster in a poster frame on an easel at the entrance area. I also did a pvc stand with black/silver sparkly curtain to simulate a stage, used blow up guitars, did guest pics and photoshopped them as well.

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Patty
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GadgetGal
Date Posted: Jun/23/2010 11:39 PM
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Pics are soft and exposure is off. I used 4x8 reflective side of foam board from lowe's as background. Had to use flashes in manual mode. First time ever for that. Had to over power the reflective board. Child got tired and we went with what we got. Any suggestions for lighting scenarios like that. Water would be like that at sunset, too, wouldn't it. Beginning to play with using flashes in manual mode, now.

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Patty
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chance
Date Posted: Jun/24/2010 8:10 AM
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I think they turned out awesome!!!! I am sure the mother and the little girls will love them

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