Adding Texture to a Studio Portrait: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

A textured wall in your studio could well be the perfect background for your portrait photos. Even a slight texture can add the feeling of depth and interest to a portrait that a plain wall often can't. Of course not many photographers have the space of a permanently textured wall, so in this video Gavin Hoey walks you through a shoot in his small home studio, where he plans to replace a simple, smooth fabric background with some texture.

After the shoot, Gavin takes you into Photoshop where he passes on some simple tricks to add a gentle texture over the original portrait. He then goes on to blend everything togther by means of a quick color toning technique.

If you're looking to enhance a smooth background with a small amount of texture, this technique opens up a whole new world of background styles.

Products Used:

Olympus E-M1 Mark ii

Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro

Flashpont Xplor 400 Pro

Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro

Glow ParaPop 28"" Softbox

Flashpoint R2 Pro II Transmitter

Production Equipment Used:

Olympus E-M1 Mark ii

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens

Olympus LS-P4 Audio Recorder

Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier Microphone System

Godox 100W LED light

Model: Beth Smith

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