Green screen fantasy photography is one way my small photography studio has grown in popularity over the last 6 months. Green projection, also known as a chroma key, is often the perfect advantage that a small studio can use to get their competition out of the way. I have noticed that the big studios don’t even bother to think about this useful and innovative tool. While I was in my little studio, just using that amazing tool, I was able to bring something new and fresh to the business. If you want to take your business a step further and separate it from the photography crowd, one possibility is to specialize in the fantasy photography niche.
When it comes to fantasy photography, we can talk about three main niches: role-playing, science fiction, and fairy tales. Science fiction is the most popular and suits all ages, from children to adults. In that niche, the most obvious is the genre of “Star Wars” and “Star Trek”. In just a few minutes you will be able to find thousands of cost-players who will be happy to put on a costume, whenever they can, and take a photo. You can get amazing ideas from your customers about the scene and background they would like to be in.
Another niche for fantasy photography includes the role-playing games “Dungeons and Dragons” and stories like “Lord of the Rings,” for example. It’s going to be a lot of fun taking these kind of photos, shoot your client in different costumes in front of the green screen, holding the weapon of his choice. Then use digital backgrounds like stunning nature scenes and ancient castles.
Fairy tales are the third category of fantasy niches. You will be surprised to know that there is a large group of people who enjoy and love this type of photography. Not only little boys and their mothers like fairy tale photos, they also like female high school seniors. To make sure I give you instant magic and joyous memories, I would consider taking your photos in a mystical landscape in your prom gown.
For a fairytale setting, choose any gentle creature for your Clint and place him in mystical landscapes that give him a sense of mystery.
Anime and video games are another niche that can also fit as fantasy photography. To find inspiring places, search for Japanese and Chinese images.
While using green screen for your fantasy photography, it doesn’t matter how bizarre or wacky the costume might be, and what kind of background you’ve chosen. Positioning your client in the image that will look credible to the client, will come last and most important and you will have repeat business for years to come.