Infinite White Background Question

Started Aug 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Infinite White Background Question
In reply to Sailor Blue, Aug 4, 2012

l am a working photographer and learned ages ago that to over light a background by 2 stops is rubbish. Digital sensors do not like it, who needs lumps of light reflected from the background on the sides of faces? All you need to do is brighten the background, the same exposure as the subject works ok providing you have an even spread. A third over can be fine. if you want a rim. Fall off of light is important. l meter the reflected light from the background to where the subject will be and make sure it is under the subject exposure. Most of my work is childrens pictures using a posing table, l light the background (white roller blind) from behind with a light firing into an umbrella.

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