Create your own colours, textures or even use pictures as backgrounds.

Step 1: Make a background image on your laptop

I made this background in Photoshop, but you can use anything you like.
Save it so you can fill the screen with it in the next step.
Clever idea. I like to photograph my sea monkeys with different backgrounds, and so far I've just used coloured paper. I'll try this- it even gives some backlighting :)
Thanks. Let me see some of your results sometime please.
Very clever!&nbsp; I have a large screen that I'll be able to use for bigger objects.&nbsp; This is going to be quite useful for me!<br />
Pleased to hear that. Do please post&nbsp;some of your results.
Clever idea, but I&nbsp;can see the lines on the screen.&nbsp; Maybe with a lower f-stop, it would work better? <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>
&nbsp;Well spotted, thank you. You're absolutely right: setting a shallower depth of field would be the way to go. Please do let me know how you get on with that.
P.S. There's also the risk of a Moire pattern being generated by the interaction of the screen pixels and the camera chip. Then the pixels get re-sized in the digital image editing app, so there's a whole lot going with lines in the picture.<br /> <br /> I think any method of &quot;defocussing&quot; the background image is worthwhile exploring. Over to you, folks.
Maybe putting a piece of translucent paper/plastic over the screen to blur the image?<br />
Good suggestion: worth trying,&nbsp;thanks. Let me know how that goes, please.
This is a clever way to use what you have to get what you need.<br />
Thank you.<br />
haha...that's pretty smart<br />
&nbsp;Thank you.

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