The Elements of Optimal Photographic Results
Author: Sheng Ye Date Posted:28 July 2015
Photography is more than a skill; it must be a passion to turn technical application into income. During
my history as a professional photographer, I have always found that top quality equipment goes a long
way in establishing the right ambience for a shoot. Perhaps the most challenging element of
photography is creating the proper background conditions for indoor or set-based outdoor shoots. Once
the structural foundations are in place, I can begin to shoot. Preparation begins with understanding the
effect of the following four factors on high quality photo outcomes: 1) subject, 2) background
composition, 3) lighting, and 4) equipment.
Well recognized nature photographers study their subjects for several days prior to the shoot.
Observation of lighting effects or transitions in the daily life of flora and fauna over time allows a
photographer to understand nuances that might translate in imagery. Similarly, set photographers
shooting portraiture or products must have knowledge of the aesthetic conventions and expectations,
and they must alternate approaches that might be applied in their next session.
While the composition of landscape photography is generally a subjective decision, the formula for good
set photography requires both aesthetic and spatial arrangements. Framing a set with the right props
typically starts with a backdrop. For instance, commercial clients paying for a photographic series of
products for marketing of their brand may demand precise background elements. Equally, portraiture
clients expect that a photographer will produce imagery that represents their most attractive features.
In both cases, the right equipment is key to background composition.
Flash photography used on set shoots is the best indoor lighting technique for controlling the
directionality and quality of light in a photo series. For flawless illumination, professional weight
background sets in canvas or vinyl, serve to refract unwanted spots or other light related imperfections
on a subject.
The touchstone of all professional photographic execution, the technical elements of set photography
are the basis of precise imagery. To enhance the outcomes of set photography, purchase only those
technical elements that will provide optimal results. Without proper background equipment and
foundation, subject, composition, and lighting may be compromised. PES Rolling Expand Core Grip Kit is
what I recommend to help you master the grip elements to the set behind the scenes. The overview is
based on vinyl background set up:
2. Expand the kit on the hooks.
3. Expand the grip on the chain side.
4. Expand the grip on the brake side.
PES Grip Kit equipment takes the guesswork out of the assembly and break-down of a set. PES Grip Kit
equipment is the best caliber background support product for set photography on the market. With PES
Grip Kit components, a shoot can be underway in just minutes. Guaranteed easy-to-assemble and break-
down, adjustable during shoots, and portable for carriage to location, PES backdrop support equipment
gives you the ultimate background support.