January 29: Black Background

Discussion in 'MOC 10 Challenges' started by ashleywb, Jan 29, 2022.

  1. PaperWings

    PaperWings Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    409
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
  2. AnotherAmanda

    AnotherAmanda Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,540
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2015
    I used the dark gray bedhead for the background and a black sweatshirt at the bottom.[​IMG]
     
    ashleywb likes this.
  3. QuiltyMom

    QuiltyMom I'll never run out of things to do!

    Messages:
    4,496
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    This was great! I also loved the fact that my iphone had the portrait setting which helped get that dark background and fantastic effect. It also helped that I am making something with black fabric at the moment so I happened to have it handy to use! Thanks for the fun challenge!

    [​IMG]
     
    ashleywb likes this.
  4. slfam

    slfam Chocolate or vanilla? I can't decide!

    Messages:
    730
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
  5. hairica

    hairica Active Member

    Messages:
    85
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    We were able to get this picture on our cruise- love how we stand out with the black background!! Thanks for the challenge.

    [​IMG]
     
    ashleywb likes this.
  6. fruitysuet

    fruitysuet Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,704
    Joined:
    May 1, 2013
    Hi, I just replaced our Christmas candle whilst shopping yesterday. Story in credits.

    Used the iphone whatever mode was suggested earlier in the thread, using light from another mobile phone held above the candle to highlight more of the red wax. It was positioned in a corner of a dark wood dresser and lit early evening for the photos.

    I really wasn't looking forward to this challenge at all, but it ended up being the perfect way to record the stories surrounding the candle.

    [​IMG]
     
    ashleywb likes this.
  7. AZK

    AZK Active Member

    Messages:
    377
    Joined:
    May 5, 2018
    This was a lot of fun. I used my black winter coat as my backdrop. At first I had the exposure lighter because I liked the shadows the coral and shells were throwing but I didn't like the way the texture of my coat looked, so I went really dark for a lot of contrast. I had a lot of trouble getting sharp focus with my phone, though, so that was frustrating.

    [​IMG]
     
    ashleywb likes this.
  8. morgyns

    morgyns Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    639
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2015
  9. Mama Shades

    Mama Shades Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    471
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2017
  10. pearkat

    pearkat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    507
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2019
    Once I got the technique, it was a lot of fun.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2022
  11. weaselwatchr

    weaselwatchr Viva, Las Vegas!

    Messages:
    6,162
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
  12. DivaMom96

    DivaMom96 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,194
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2017
    I did the best I could with an uncooperative cat!! But it came out well, I think. Thanks for the challenge!

    [​IMG]
     
    ashleywb and frutselke like this.
  13. frutselke

    frutselke Pass me the fungus!!

    Messages:
    428
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    I am glad there is no proof of me lying on the kitchen floor to steady my camera whilst trying to photograph my winter clippings against the dark kitchen cabinet.
    [​IMG]
     
    ashleywb likes this.
  14. Dannisa

    Dannisa Active Member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    May 19, 2020
    If you are unable to shoot a new image, do you have an image with a fairly dark background but great light on the subject. You can darken the background in PSE or Photoshop by duplicating your image, selecting the subject and masking it out, then use the sliders to darken the background. It would be a pity to miss out the whole month because of one challenge.
     
    Cath_ likes this.
  15. Cath_

    Cath_ In my polka dot dress and apron

    Messages:
    5,847
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2014
  16. Dannisa

    Dannisa Active Member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    May 19, 2020
  17. Sharon-Dewi

    Sharon-Dewi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,023
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Thank you so much for this awesome challenge! I would have never thought about using a black background for taking a picture, but I love the look of it! It kind of reminds me of the look of classical oil painting portraits.

    [​IMG]
     
    ashleywb likes this.
  18. cinna

    cinna The Force is ALWAYS with me ...

    Messages:
    1,475
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
  19. Monica Moriak

    Monica Moriak Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    355
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
  20. Aussiegirl

    Aussiegirl Why yes, I CAN help you get to Disney!

    Messages:
    899
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2014

Share This Page