Studio Portraits with Neon Background Effects: Take and Make Great Photography

Neon signs look great with portraits but they're not an everyday studio item. LED tubes work well too and have become increasingly accessible but they offer a limited range of shapes. In this video photographer Gavin Hoey shows you how to add neon style shape to the background of your studio portraits, with a little help from Photoshop.

As Gavin explains, the trick to making this technique work starts with the light on your subject. It needs to look like there really is a neon background in the shot, even though there really isn't. Follow along as Gavin shows you step by step how to set up the flashes, add colored gels and ultimately go into Photoshop to complete the background effect.

Download Gavin's free neon shapes here

Products Used:
Olympus E-M1 Mark ii

Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.2

Flashpont Xplor 400

Glow ParaPop 28""

Glow EZ Lock 24x36"" Softbox

Sekonic L-308X-U

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

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