A great way to give a photo some character is to place it in an interesting location, say a deserted warehouse or an Film Noir detective office. You hint those with light coming in though a fan or some blinds. They act as GOBOs. (Go Betweens). Sadly fans and blinds are not always available. If you have the time, you can create some paper cutouts like Alex did, but not everyone has the time or means to get it in camera. (we always prefer in camera of course!)
So, our solution for this was to create a package with textures that resemble industrial or film noir-ish scenes. This is just what we wanted to give you with this package. We used a secret weapon to create a set of images to mimic just that atmosphere. OK…. our secret weapon was actually a cut out cardboard…. Here is what it looks like:
We did make sure to provide various angles both for the gobo and for the rays of light going through it, so you can mimic placing it over just about any wall.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to use this awesome resource to “install” an industrial fan in a portrait.
What are you waiting for? get them gobos and create something awesome!