Back In Black

by Art Bee January. 12, 2013 11039 views

Black Backgrounds are not a new concept in photographic art forms. Creating a perfectly black backround without any light particles showing at all can be challenging but it is well worth the effort….

I have been working on a book compilation of black backgrounds.
These are a few examples along with others such as in my previous post….

Here's a Hint


2. LOWEST ‘ISO’ (200 or lower)

3. MAXIMUM SYNC SPEED (1/250th sec, 1/200th sec etc… depending on your camera)

4. SELECT AN APERTURE (ie f/5.6 as a starting point)


(outdoors=shaded area) (Indoors=black backdrop) note these are hints not the rules….

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Zaranglo 7 years, 11 months ago

Love the black. It works so well!

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Dave 7 years, 12 months ago

The oak is beautiful.

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Gonia 8 years ago

beautifull done! all are pretty, last the best, thanks for informations.

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Patricia Gonzales 8 years ago

Fabulous work!
Well done!

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Sara G 8 years ago

The first one went immediately to my favs..breath taking!

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Brenda Nelson 8 years ago

The first one has beautiful details and focus, but I also like the bold colors in #2 & 3. The 4th is precious and the last one has gorgeous lighting. I hope you'll post all of your shots when you place them in your book - that's exciting! (And thanks for the sweet words on the post for my father - that meant a great deal to me, AB!)

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Storytaylor 8 years ago


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Bryan 8 years ago

I like these against teh black, makes them really stand out, the white lily and the orange feather are my favorites.

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Ann Garratty 8 years ago

It is something I have never perfected, but I will keep trying, yours are lovely especially No 1

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Dannii L 8 years ago

More great shots, I love the orange feather, it looks like it is just floating in space

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Finbarr 8 years ago

Fantastic set !!

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Dan Ravasio 8 years ago

I love black backgrounds. The feather and the leaf are awesome.

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Abby 8 years ago

A great set! The black really makes the orange feathers and candy corn, in particularly - stand out!!!

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Neil Rosenberger 8 years ago

Nice Set Art !!

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Moira 8 years ago

excellent I really like the last one

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Jacki 8 years ago

The orange feather is stunning!

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Karman 8 years ago

wow! how beautiful I look forward to trying this (if you don't mind) the little statute made me smile

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Larry Sample 8 years ago

Should be quite a book!

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Gillian Parsons 8 years ago

Love the black background the little fishing boy :-)

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William Teh 8 years ago

Lovely black backgrounds!

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Oscar 8 years ago

These are all fantastic AB...I can't wait to see your book!! :)

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Marilyn Grimble 8 years ago

The first is magnificent ... To my favs!

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