How to use a green screen

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How to use a green screen
Nov 28, 2012

I've never tried using a green screen.  I'm mostly a portrait photographer in studio and I use seamless paper as well as canvas backgrounds.  When I need to change a background I usually over light a medium gray and do the cutout in Photoshop.   But I have a job coming up where I need to shoot 60 portraits of kids in a Karate studio and offer them a few backgrounds.  What's the best way to light a green screen?  Meter for the same as the subject or go brighter or what? Do you light from both sides?   Also, can someone suggest a program that is made just for this purpose and maybe has some backgrounds to choose from.  I mean I know I could use Photoshop but that would be pretty time consuming and might be hard to get all the green selected.  Any suggestions appreciated.

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