I was in a store and saw this artwork for sale:


I want to make a print in the same style from one of my photographs.

If I had to guess, this looks like a chroma key or someone spent a lot of time cropping.

It looks to be 3/8" glass or acrylic substrate.

What do you call this type of print/process?

What type of camera resolution would one need to accomplish this?

EDIT1: Style: I meant I want to create a poster size glass image using one of my photos with the background removed.

Type: I meant to ask for the minimum resolution needed to create a poster size glass image, as pictured.


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That are actually 3 questions:

How to create a black background?

What do I need to get photos with a unifom black background (not with post)?

What is the easiest way to take a shot to remove the background?

How is that acrylic print called?

You just said it. While it has no special name, most call it just that: Acrylic Photo Print. It is a print that is then laminated to the back of a sheet of acrylic glass. Or in other cases printed to the back of the sheet and then sealed with either white paint or a sheet of thin white plastic.

Example https://www.whitewall.com/us/acrylic-prints

How many megapixels do I need for a big sized print?

At how many megapixels should I render my image for a quality A1 print?

And the meta question: How do I create such a picture?

Go out and shoot. ;o) Review, learn what has gone wrong, improve, repeat.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Acrylics are sometimes printed directly to the reverse of the sheet, then over-sprayed with solid white. I have a few here I had made that way. Similar end-result, visually, but it's not a laminate & the reverse can get scratched if you're not careful. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 10, 2020 at 7:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ I will add that to the answer. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 10, 2020 at 7:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Kai Mattern Thanks for the info and the acrylic printing site. 1st take-away is that this is a very expensive process. So I'll start small. Appreciate the other links. \$\endgroup\$
    – Marinaio
    Mar 10, 2020 at 13:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ Shoot, with how expensive they are to make, I think step 1 is find a buyer ;-) \$\endgroup\$
    – OnBreak.
    Mar 10, 2020 at 17:45

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