White background

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GodSpeaks
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Re: White background

It would seem the biggest problem you have is that of space.

What I do:

I use a white seamless backdrop (not muslin) and I light it from behind.  I place two AB1600 strobes about 3 to 4 feet behind the backdrop.  Then I adjust their position and aim for as complete coverage of the backdrop as possible.  I also have the strobes set to 3/4 or slightly higher power output.

My subjects are then placed 3 to 4 feet in front of the backdrop, and lighted separately, of course.

Using a flash meter measured at the subject position, I try to set the background lights to read 1.5 to 2 stops over exposed, relative to the subject.

I will try to find a photo or two to show the result and post it later.

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