Tip of the Day: How to Avoid Stains

When I’m posing outdoor family portraits, my subjects often have to sit or kneel on damp sand or grassy ground. To prevent stains, I bring small (between 4x4 and 4x12 inch) scrapes of carpeting from a local carpet store. Each one is small enough to slip under a subject’s knee without being visible from the camera’s perspective (and a cinch to remove using Photoshop if it shows). —Reader Tip from Scott Collins, Centerville, UT

When I'm posing outdoor family portraits, my subjects often have to sit or kneel on damp sand or grassy ground. To prevent stains, I bring small (between 4x4 and 4x12 inch) scrapes of carpeting from a local carpet store. Each one is small enough to slip under a subject's knee without being visible from the camera's perspective (and a cinch to remove using Photoshop if it shows).
_ —Reader Tip from Scott Collins, Centerville, UT_