It’s an inter­est­ing chal­lenge to get decent pho­tos of a pre­sen­ter who’s using a screen like this.

If you use your flash and the speak­er is at all close to the screen, it ends up look­ing most­ly white. A huge white screen often makes the speak­er look flat and unin­ter­est­ing, or too dark with auto-expo­sure.

I do like to play around with screen pho­tos like this, where the sub­ject is actu­al­ly being hit by the light and it can #1 give you a decent expo­sure on both the screen and the sub­ject and #2 it can look cool 🙂

Pho­to­shop Tip:
You can very quick­ly improve the looks of a screen.
• Make a selec­tion around a screen by using the ‘Poly­gon Las­so’ tool (an option­al tool under the nor­mal las­so). Just click for the points to make the lines of the screen edge.
• Adjust lev­els in your favorite way
• Then from the Image Menu, choose Adjust, Hue/Saturation. Tweak the image to cor­rect off col­ors and make it look more nat­ur­al.
• Any­thing you made look weird (like a hand inside the screen area), you can eas­i­ly undo by using the ‘His­to­ry Brush’ with the his­to­ry set before you made the screen selec­tion.
(and PS—These pho­tos aren’t real­ly prepped… they’re just for exam­ple!)

Pin It on Pinterest