June 2021 // The Children Edition

How I Got the Shot | Barbara Macferrin

3. BACKGROUND

I wanted to add interest to the background, so I found a public domain image of an old library titled: Twickenham Library at Strawberry Hill by Jean Godefroy, 1784. I overlaid the image at a low opacity and masked out my subject. Background overlays are great for adding interest to your images—just make sure you are sourcing them from a public domain. Note that if you are entering images for competition, read the submission rules carefully as most organizations do not allow elements in your final image that were not originally photographed by you.

settings: f2.8 @ 1/200 iso 100

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