What do you do when your subject wears green?
Posted: Sat, 10th Oct 2009, 8:15pm
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We photograph a lot of school dances etc and use green screen almost exclusively. We cant control what everyone wears, and there is always someone wearing green. Is there something that can be done to distinguish between the green background and the clothes they wear? What do you suggest?
Posted: Sun, 11th Oct 2009, 3:47am
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The only way to do this without a lot of manual masking is to use a bluescreen if they are wearing green.
Posted: Mon, 12th Oct 2009, 8:39am
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Yeah, as Axeman says, it's either do lots of manual masking, or switch to a bluescreen. This is the main disadvantage of the greenscreen technique.
You can get pop-out screens that are reversible, with green on one side and blue on the other, which makes it easy to quickly switch over in the event of a clothing clash. It might be worth investing in one of those?
Posted: Tue, 13th Oct 2009, 11:42pm
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Thanks.... I have one of those... But when were shooting dances etc, that isnt practical..
I figured we couldnt do anything, but it was worth the question!