Making a Background Photo

In the garden… or just with my potted plants… sometimes it’s hard to find a good background.  So I photographed the hedge you see below with the aperture wide open and defocused completely. Then I had a 16×20 printed for $6 at Costco!   Finished by mounting on foamcore and had a fun background to use.  Here are the finished photo and one without the background.

2 thoughts on “Making a Background Photo

  1. Very nice! An old t-shirt or other fabric can be useful with the wide open aperture and defocusing too. I even have a soft pastels floral placemat that makes a nice background when shot this way. Thanks for all your helpful ideas!

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