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Hi all, I fancy having a go at the old fashioned (Edwardian?) style of portraits, the ones usually solid black on white.
Would a good technique be to sit the subject side on in front of a light box (I don't actually own one yet but hopefully soon ). Or would that cause too much flare around the edges?
Could it be done as a standard picture and photoshopped? If so, any suggestions how would be a relatively quick and easy method?
Any help and advice anyone could give would be much appreciated,
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Try large sheet of white paper stuck to a window - as you say, subject sat side on. Meter from the light background and the shot is mostly there. Will probably need a bit of tweaking in editing software to achieve the 'black'. Have fun and looking forward to the results
It's not exactly traditional but very easy to do, white wall, flash behind me and the camera in front and there you go. Needed to clean a little around the edges but not really a problem.
Thank you both, now I need the time to play .
Llareggub, that is a cracking picture!
Thanks again guys for taking the time to help out.
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