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Tips on Choosing a Background for Indoor Family Portraits

So you’ve finally decided to take a breather from your software promotion duties to take a few snapshots of your family. They have been more than supportive of your latest photography endeavor, so you feel you owe it to them to honor them with at least one stunning, and decent photo.

The background does play a major role in indoor shots. You, the photographer, should therefore leave nothing to chance. These are some of the backdrops you should avoid:

• Mirrors or glass windows
• Brightly lit signage, such as “exit” signs
• Light colors

With light backgrounds, the problem you’ll have to contend with will be the shadows cast against them. If you can, try to avoid using a flash. Lest you end up looking more like the Addams Family.