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Brrrr

By rowarrior
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

Tags: Portrait Studio Portraits and people Flash and lighting Lighting experiment

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Elemobe 9 36 1 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2008 11:31PM
Effective portrait. As a studio novice, surprised to learn you can make the background black out of white!!!

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rowarrior 9 4.4k 9 Scotland
5 Nov 2008 11:40PM

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


So was I!
WelshKiwi 9 3.2k 2 Wales
6 Nov 2008 9:17AM
LOVE it KT.

Lee Smile
alansnap 13 577 26 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2008 5:27PM

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
fauxtography 12 6.6k 36
11 Nov 2008 10:55PM

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
rowarrior 9 4.4k 9 Scotland
11 Nov 2008 11:37PM

Quote:LOVE it KT.

Lee



Thanks for the award Smile
rowarrior 9 4.4k 9 Scotland
11 Nov 2008 11:37PM

Quote:oh and a good model helps too


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

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