Photo Services

We offer Chroma Key Video and photography. For details, please contact e-mail Support at DC Web Designs

Limited Area
We are limited in the distance of travel from our location to the location of your project. However, we do offer specific instruction regarding the process and how you can do a standard video, photo shoot, Chroma Key video, or a Chroma Key photo shoot. Just send an e-mail to Support, and we will gladly send you specific instructions.
 
Travel Cost Per-mile
¢ .30 per mile to location of your project (no travel cost back to our location)
   
Travel rate = ¢.40 per-mile. Please enter the total miles to the project here:         Total travel cost is $
Labor Cost
$15.00 per-hour (on location at start time - end time).
Project Time Notification
Pleas advise us of your project at least 5 days in advance if you would like us to do it for you.

Standard Photography

Steak on a plate

Chroma Key Photography

Chroma Key Photography example

The best practice when doing Chroma Key photography and/or video is to use a solid color background such as a green screen or a blue screen when shooting your subject. After the image has been captured, the solid colored background is removed and made transparent, and a replacement background is then added giving the impression that the subject was at a different location, or a much preferred background is then added.

¬†“Why use a green screen or a blue screen” you may ask. ¬†Because separating a background from a human subject in a photo or video is much easier if the background is made of a solid color which is not found in human skin tones, like the colors green and blue. There are other precautions that need to be taken when shooting Chroma Key. The subject that is being photographed or video recorded must have contrasting colors compared to the background. If you are using a green screen, you do not want your subject be wearing anything that has any shade of green. If the subject is wearing a green T-shirt and you are using a green background, the only thing that will show up is the subject’s arms in their head.

VIDEO - Chroma Key Photography Demonstration

VIDEO - Why You don't Wear Green!

Graphic and Photo Optimization

Chroma Key Photography example

Images often account for most of the downloaded bytes on a web page and also often occupy a significant amount of visual space. As a result, optimizing images can often yield some of the largest byte savings and performance improvements for your website: the fewer bytes the browser has to download, the less competition there is for the client's bandwidth and the faster the browser can download and render useful content on the screen.

Image optimization is both an art and science: an art because there is no one definitive answer for how best to compress an individual image, and a science because there are many well developed techniques and algorithms that can significantly reduce the size of an image. Finding the optimal settings for your image requires careful analysis along many dimensions: format capabilities, content of encoded data, quality, pixel dimensions, and more.

Optimization of any and all graphics and a website is very important. If images are not optimized, they take longer to load in a browser window and. Most people are impatient when it comes to image load time and quite often they will just close the web page out,, and go to a different website.

Sample Optimized/Non-optimized

  • Non-Optimized: 2.54 MB (2,673,615 bytes)
  • Optimized: : 419 KB (429,524 bytes)

See A Demo of Non-optimized and Optimized Images