Chroma Keying in Sculpture Photography

A couple of days ago, I was mulling over some issues about a three-dimensional sculpture gallery on the internet. A lot of people suggested creating a CAD or computer-aided design of each and every piece and pasting it onto a digital-landscape. This would be possible I suppose, however the drag time and creation curve of making this perceived 3D rendering would be a stretch too far away from my immediate goals. I don’t really need to portray a whole reenactment of the gallery scenario with its tremendous free space and breathable room. The main conceptual elements and pure unobstructed ambiance are all I really need to produce a genuine gallery experience. I wonder if this methodology would fit better for another objective though- the world of online sculpture art competitions (which are bulky and involve a lot of loading and unloading time in real life).

Anyway to get back to the point, I had a brief conversation with some of my colleagues the other day. We talked about the 3D sculpture gallery project, and I shared the fundamental methods I’ve come up with so far. A friend then suggested that to cancel out the wavering backdrops in the succeeding photography. I could make use of chroma keying; a method popularized by movie directors and animation producers in the efforts to match characters with unreal or foreign worlds.


Chroma keying involves either a green screen or a blue screen backdrop and the placement of a subject in front of it for visual capturing. Digital editing is done utilizing a number of programs (Photoshop, After-Effects, etc.) to crop out the easy-to-grab color background and isolate the subject. In this manner, subjects can then be purely isolated in full color and stitched together using scripts to make up a much better rendering of a 3D artpiece. It was a nice little discovery for the day.
Chroma Keying in Sculpture Photography
I'm a modern sculptor who circles around the possibility of creating contemporary beauty through fluid, smoothened curvatures of the human form. I have a craving for the elusive impact that abstract art can sometimes convey through its magnificent renderings of the human conditions. Once in a blue moon, I also tend to sleeptalk.

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