I know this topic has been done to death but as it seems to be one of the more difficult and yet more important aspects of selling on line I thought I’d ask another question
I know if I go out and buy a fancy DSLR, studio lighting and a photography course on how to use it all I will achieve good results BUT I have limited funds and must use what I have at my disposal.
- a basic compact camera with some programmable features
- an area in the brightest room in the house (conservatory)
- a set up which includes a bright white background
- basic photo editing software
I am unable to take the majority of my photographs outside for the following reasons
- I am not a natural gardener and trying to find a part of the garden that would be an acceptable background is not easy!
- the majority of my items are very light (being made of felt) and it only needs the slightest breeze…need I say more!
I have had a play but with the best will in the world I am unable to get my background to appear white without completely overexposing the subject matter so my question is -
Do I use an overexposed image?
Do I accept a slightly grey background?
Do I use a different coloured background where the colour mismatch is not so obvious - if so what colour is best?
Is there a way to whiten the background without altering the image colour (which is actually fairly true to colour) and without buying complex editing software.
Help - I have just taken 125+ photos, really don’t want to start again!