Best way to light a background for portraits

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Best way to light a background for portraits
Jan 21, 2008

I'm having a difficult time to get the proper separation of subject and background in my portrait shots. I have my subject about 8 feet away from my background, but still the background seems to be right behind them and lit from edge to edge. Right now I'm using a AB400 w/10 degree grid to try and get the separation but no luck. What am I doing wrong and what can I do to improve the separation. I have a sample below of a test I tried....

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