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Another from the experiment session in the studio on Saturday. This one was an exercise in showing that you can make a white backdrop appear black depending on how close your subject is...

And yes, before anyone says it, he's meant to look moody, not miserable Wink

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:50mm 1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Brrrr
Username:rowarrior rowarrior
Uploaded:5 Nov 2008 - 11:23 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Lighting experiment, Portrait, Portraits / people, Studio
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Elemobe
Elemobe  636 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2008 - 11:31 PM

Effective portrait. As a studio novice, surprised to learn you can make the background black out of white!!!

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2008 - 11:40 PM


Quote: As a studio novice, surprised to learn you can make the background black out of white!!!

So was I!

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2008 - 9:17 AM

LOVE it KT.

Lee Smile

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10528 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2008 - 5:27 PM


Quote: Effective portrait. As a studio novice, surprised to learn you can make the background black out of white!!!

Another nice shot Katy. It's the inverse square law, just like the one that governs the amount of light that gets through the aperture. Where the main subject is brighter than the background by enough stops the background will appear to be black. The brightness range that can be accommodated in mono film was about 9 stops with mid tone in the middle of this. Anything more than 5 stops darker than the mid tone will just be rendered as black. So Mark's face is brightly lit and as the light falls off as it gets further from the flash so the background is relatively dark and appears to be black even if it is white.
Confused, you shouldn't be!
Dad

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fauxtography
11 Nov 2008 - 10:55 PM


Quote: This one was an exercise in showing that you can make a white backdrop appear black depending on how close your subject is...

Space is the key here... you need to have enough to work with... oh and a good model helps too Wink

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2008 - 11:37 PM


Quote: LOVE it KT.

Lee

Thanks for the award Smile

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2008 - 11:37 PM


Quote: oh and a good model helps too

but failing that, you did okay as a fill-in Wink

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