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  • Tight space for photoshoot

    Posted by Chris Pike on July 30, 2023 at 11:49 pm

    An amateur photographer took this photo of me and my proprietary exercise equipment. I’m going to repeat the photo with a professional photographer, a model, lighting and a colorful backdrop (for example, blue). However, I showed this photo to an excellent professional photographer, and he refused to take the job. He said the wall behind me is too close, and that there isn’t space for a backdrop, and that if we put a backdrop behind the model, then it would look like the model “is in a closet”. He refused the job because he said that he would be unable to generate a product that was representative of his ability and talent. Does anyone have a suggestion for how to put color in the background.

    John Fishback
    replied 10 months ago
    2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • John Fishback

    July 31, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    I am not a professional photographer, but have a suggestion. Ask any photographer you speak with if they’ve used the relatively new Photoshop Beta with more advanced generative fill than the latest PS release. Here’s what I did in a few minutes that expands the background. With a wider shot, so we see the back of your invention and a wider background, a scene extension might work well. BTW, Photoshop generative fill (AI) is copyright cleared as all image fragments used are from the Adobe stock library.

  • Chris Pike

    July 31, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    That AI is very clever. However, the result is a little nonsensical. It reminds me of a movie called “It Follows”, which I recently watched. In this movie, the director inserted little elements that were contradictory, like old landline phones in the same space as a modern refrigerator. Anyway, the fundamental concern I have is that the backdrop is quite close to the model, and the AI doesn’t resolve that.

  • John Fishback

    July 31, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    I totally agree. I should have better explained my thinking. I wasn’t suggesting that this was a solution. I thought with a proper background across the entire rear wall and a wider shot showing more of your invention and the background, AI might make a decent scene extension. Using generative AI gives you many choices to choose from. In your tight location, I thought it would be an avenue to explore. It might help you achieve a very usable image. Good luck.

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