Studio lighting - white background - HELP!!

Started Feb 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
summerdream Junior Member • Posts: 34
Re: If you really WANT a white background...

Many people misunderstand the difference between incident and reflective metering: reflective meter assumes 18% gray and from 18% gray to white is about 2.5 stops, while incident meter doesn't care what is in the scene, it just measures what is the proper amount of light to give proper exposure.

In your case, you are using incident metering and meters subject at f/11, what you should do is meter the background at f/11 as well (add 1/3 stop at most). This way you get a pure white background but not getting tremendous flare from background light and losing detail in the hair.

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