White background

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Sailor Blue
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Re: White background

jlafferty wrote:

You can, as an alternative to diffusion, get some efficient silver umbrellas and bounce the light - you’ll get fairly efficient and broad coverage.

Good point about using umbrellas to spread the light out more on the background.

I have used white reflection umbrellas with black backings for a more even spread than you get from silver, but silver should work fine too.

One thing that is very important that you don't get light from the background light source going directly to the subject or to the camera.

If you use umbrellas they should have a black backing to block the light from the back of the umbrella.  If you use strobes or flash units use flags or add some black paper or plastic cardboard to the light to block light from the strobe/flash reaching the subject or camera.  You may even need to flag softboxes.

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