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December 7th, 2006, 06:54 PM
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So how do I go about getting the backgrounds "whiter"?

Ive got some white backdrop paper, but Im having a hard time getting the background to look REALLY white - light bright white. VEry few photos are turning out WHITE WHITE, most are more of a beigy look (due to shadows, etc). I dont want to use harsh lighting if I dont have to.

Tips, Ideas?

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December 8th, 2006, 05:12 AM
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In order to get your backgrounds white, white, white, you either need more lights or you can do it in photoshop.
To shoot it so you don't need to edit in PS, you will need a background light (or two) pointed at your backdrop. This is in addtion to your main light + fill on your subject.
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December 8th, 2006, 08:41 PM
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I sooo wish I had some lighting, I want the same look and there's just no getting it the way I want it without.
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December 9th, 2006, 09:25 AM
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I've done this before by cutting out the subject and/or props, and then making the original layer black & white.

I just posted a tutorial in the tips SF...
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December 9th, 2006, 03:00 PM
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Ahh hthat makes sense! Thanks!

Im gonna try that tomorrow when i shoot some of my neices & nephews (photo shoot htat is lol).

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