Infinite White Background Question

Started Aug 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
TiagoReil
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Re: Infinite White Background Question
In reply to TotalNeophyte, Aug 3, 2012

You need to add more light. But it is a balancing act. Generally you add 2 or 3 stops more of light, so from f8, you should have f16 at least on the background.

Too much light will bounce and hit the back of the model. This could be good or bad. Generally bad, cause the model melts with the background, but it may add a nice rim in some cases.IT may also add flair, and low contrast.

Some days ago I read this post. It looks like you will always have to add some Photoshop

http://neilvn.com/tangents/2012/07/31/high-key-studio-lighting-portraits-model-ulorin-vex/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tangentsblog+%28Neilvn.com+-+tangents%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

TotalNeophyte wrote:

Yes, indeed.

2400w through softboxes on the subject about 5 feet from subject and 2000w of non-diffused light about 3-5 feet from background (angled).

Edit: The comment about there being 800w on the background was way off.

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