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Guide To Simple Photo Backdrops

with Mike Hagen

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  •   01 Class Introduction & Muslin Backdrop

    10:23

Class duration: 1h 23m

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About The Class

The backdrop you use for your shoots has an enormous effect on the quality of your images. But with so many options out there, sometimes it’s hard to choose the right one to fit your specific needs. Mike Hagen shows you how to choose and create the right backdrop for you and integrate it into your creative process.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Customize your shooting process to fit the backdrop you’re using.
  • Build your own backdrop so you can have more control over your compositions.
  • Create backdrops with various materials, textures, and colors.

Whether you’re a beginner just starting out or a professional wanting to add a new look to your photos, this course will give you all the advice you need to choose and create the ultimate backdrop. 

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction & Muslin Backdrop

    10:23
  2. 02

    DIY - PVC Frame Wall of Light

    09:08
  3. 03

    Collapsible Backdrop

    10:20
  4. 04

    DIY - Brick Wall Panels

    11:52
  5. 05

    Seamless Paper

    19:23
  6. 06

    DIY - Reflective Floor

    08:45
  7. 07

    X-Drop Backdrop

    05:12
  8. 08

    Image Review & Q&A

    08:03

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Mike Hagen

Mike Hagen is a professional photographer, author, and workshop leader. He's taught hundreds of workshops and thousands of students over the years on just about all photo topics including camera gear, studio lighting, Photoshop®, Lightroom®, landscape, travel, and digital workflow. ... read more

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  • Mr. Baggins

    March 2019

    This class is pretty basic for the most part, but I definitely got some good ideas from it.

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