Amazing Technique to Use an Invisible Black Background

I’m a photographer on a low budget. I have my own Canon 60D and a kit lens 18-135mm. To be honest, I’ve never used my kit lens. I’m truly grateful because my school, Brigham Young University- Idaho, lets students of my major to rent-out photography and video equipment at no charge.

I’m pretty sure that all the photos that I’ve taken are with lenses that I’ve borrowed such as Canon 50mm, Canon 16-35mm, Canon 24-70mm, Canon 70-200mm, Tokina 11-16mm. I’ve also borrowed light kits and some other nice gadgets.

This opportunity has made me fall in love with photography. I’ve had and still have the opportunity to use equipment that I don’t own yet and push my skills to the limits. To be honest, I’m pretty close to graduate from school and I’ve started creating a list of all the items that I’d like to purchase in the near future to continue with my passion for photography.

Since I’m on a low budget, I need to improvise sometimes. One big skill that I’ve learned is the use of an invisible black backdrop for my images. A black backdrop is very useful. It gives your photos a professional and sophisticated feeling. You don’t need to have a black backdrop with you every time to get a professional shot.

You only need a speedlight and a DSLR camera. You will need to raise up your aperture and play around with your f-stop. The biggest trick is to raise up your aperture. Don’t forget about it.

Here are some photos that I’ve taken using this trick:

Michael Baca Soto, Bmike13, byui, Brigham Young University- Idaho, communication student, advertising student, black backdrop, photographer, camera equipment, photography equipment, photo skills

Michael Baca Soto, Bmike13, byui, Brigham Young University- Idaho, communication student, advertising student, black backdrop, photographer, camera equipment, photography equipment, photo skills

Michael Baca Soto, Bmike13, byui, Brigham Young University- Idaho, communication student, advertising student, black backdrop, photographer, camera equipment, photography equipment, photo skills

Michael Baca Soto, Bmike13, byui, Brigham Young University- Idaho, communication student, advertising student, black backdrop, photographer, camera equipment, photography equipment, photo skills

This is a very useful technique if you want to get more sophisticated photos. To be honest, I really love this technique. It has come in handy sometimes. If you really liked the results of the invisible black backdrop, you should totally check Glyn Dewis’ work.