• Seana Montalbano

How to do a Rainbow Photoshoot

Hello hello! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! A couple weeks ago I did a fun photoshoot inspired by the colors of the rainbow! This was actually the first photoshoot that I did completely by myself, without the help of my sister. And, I wanted to take you all along on that journey with me to show you exactly how you could do this yourself! I'm going to include some of the final photos in this post, but if you want to see all of the results just check out my Instagram.

First things first, supplies! For the colored backdrops, I used poster board that I had purchased from Dollar Tree and a yellow blanket I already owned. I just used painting tape to tape these to the wall I would be using. I found that it was easiest to set up the poster board near the floor and sit for the photos. I just found that the framing worked best in this configuration.

The picture above is actually my sister's setup from when she did her shoot because I can't find the one I took of mine! It's basically the same thing though, only difference is that I used a tripod instead of the step stool. I do have this video of me taking some photos though!

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The video shows the red poster board which came out looking like this! A really great way to add to these photos is the use of props, just like I used the roses and red lipstick here.

I really love the red photos a lot! Let me know what you think in the comments! Now, if, like me, you cannot find all the colors of the rainbow in the poster board section of Dollar Tree - never fear! I could actually only find black, red, and blue poster board and then for yellow I used a blanket. But, for the orange, green, and purple photos, I edited the background! I did this using the mobile Lightroom App's color selection tool. This tool is part of the premium app, which you have to pay for, but they have a 7-day free trial - which is what I used! Here's how some of the edited photos came out.

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Also, don't worry if you can't get the framing of the camera exactly right. The poster board can be a bit small, making it a difficult backdrop to work with. But that's what cropping photos is for! And while I usually use Lightroom to edit my photos, I ended up using VSCO for these.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun doing this shoot and I hope you try it out! Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments and tag/message me if you do your own!




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