Pet Photography Hack: Backplate Technique for Effortless Background Editing in Photoshop

Learn how to seamlessly edit your pet portraits by using a backplate for distraction removal and transforming your background in mere seconds!

Written By Nicole Begley

On June 1, 2023

In this video, we dive deep into one of the best-kept secrets of professional pet photography – the Backplate Technique! Learn how to seamlessly edit your pet portraits by using a backplate for distraction removal and transforming your background in mere seconds!

During the video, we'll walk you through how to effectively capture the perfect backplate image, maintaining the right depth of field, understanding back button focus, and aligning your images for a natural look. We'll also explain how to handle common challenges like perspective changes and manual vs automatic focus.

By the end of the video, you'll be well-equipped to use the Backplate Technique (or source file technique) to your advantage, ensuring that you can make incredible pet portraits – even when they need to remain on a leash! Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more pet photography editing tips, camera settings recommendations, and advice on running a successful pet photography business.

We can't wait to see you in our next video!

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Nicole Begley

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