The Invisible Black Backdrop – Photography Technique

Started Apr 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: I probably should have asked...
In reply to minoltason, Apr 3, 2012

No a problem. Regarding your following comment:

minoltason wrote:

The issue was that the background was also visible even though it was NOT being lit by the off camera flash.

Take Flash out of the equasion for a minute, and just take a photo of your subject + background. If you are seeing the background in your exposure, then your Aperture isn't small enough or your ISO need s to be reduced further... If you can go no further. Then I suggest adding an ND filter to reduce the light more, or finding another location where it is less bright.

The first (key) step to this process, is to establish an exposure where the background is Black in ambient lighting conditions. Only after you've achieved that, should you move onto adding the Flash to the scene.

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