Why make a pure white background in camera?

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Jack Tingle
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Why make a pure white background in camera?
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An article passed through my feeds, "How to make a pure white background in camera." The implied genre is portraiture. I can think of several ways to do it, mostly along the lines of "stand before a light background & clip the heck out of the right end of the histogram."

I would think making a medium gray background would be a better trick. I dislike portraits against a white background.

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