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Crisp white backgrounds with studio lights

pearly 14 23
2 Nov 2006 10:57PM

I'm shortly doing my first 1 on 1 shoot with a model having learnt basic techniques recently with a softbox, but I was wondering how to get crisp white backgrounds using an additional light (on a white background), e.g. what attachments best to use. I don't want to do too much photoshop work as I'm trying hard now to get it right in camera.


Snapper 15 4.5k 3 United States Outlying Islands
2 Nov 2006 11:11PM
Hi Matt

Some advice here. Don't overexpose the background by more than 2 stops or the light can start to bleed into the edges of the main subject.
ginz04 16 281 20 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 6:16PM
hi matt

depends on how far your model is away from bg but certainly an even light which is 2stops + different from your foreground lights will give you an white bg. Just watch edges if model is 8 - 10 feet away then you can go to 3 stops difference.

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