Infinite White Background Question

Started Aug 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
PenFan2011
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Re: Infinite White Background Question
In reply to TotalNeophyte, Aug 7, 2012

In the end, most of us 'cheat' to get the results if we can't do it using the background light. I like the following setup, white sheet and a pair of white dry erase marker boards from the local Lowe's/Home Depot. Sheet takes care of the background, boards serve as a nice flat surface, and provide some reflection.

The seam between the boards can easily be cloned away.

I usually am too cramped for space for the background strobe blowout, so I just use the photoshop method discussed in depth here. Feathering the selection helps soften those edges where the subject meets the background too. Sometimes I even add a very slight gradient consisting of a white to not-exactly-white color to give it more realism, like you can almost see there is something back there. That really depends on your needs of course.

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