Improve Your Outdoor Portraits with a Quick Trip to the Fabric Store and These Simple Tips (VIDEO)

Brian Peterson is a successful commercial photographer with a long list of big-time clients. One of his secrets to success is to strive for “great” shots and not settle for “pleasing” ones.

In the two-minute video below Peterson demonstrates an inexpensive solution for better outdoor portraits by using an inexpensive piece of colorful fabric to clean up a messy and unattractive background. He also provides some good tips on using a shallow depth of field to eliminate distracting tonal shifts.

You can find more helpful videos on the AdoramaTV YouTube channel, and don’t miss our earlier story about improving outdoor portraits with a $5 solution from the hardware store