PHOTO 311: How to create a black background using daylight or flash

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This excellent hack can transform your images in an instant. Creating a black background behind the subject in your shot can add drama, moodiness and a sense of theatricality to your image. You don’t even need a studio, you just need to know how to do it. That means you can create this black background anywhere whether you are photographing a person, a flower, a car - or anything in between. And you can do this without any backdrops of tricks, just smart use of exposure and lighting.

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