Lighting Problem

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  1. Ssmith1340

    Ssmith1340 TPF Noob!

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    I took this picture with my Canon Digital Rebel on the automatic setting using two 1,000 watt softboxes and a white backdrop. Does anyone have any idea why the pictures comes out like this?

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    Any help is so appreciated, this is so frustrating.

    Shawn
     
  2. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You didn't light the background. Bring the glassware forward away from the background and light the background separately. There might be a white balance issue as well.
     
  3. markc

    markc TPF Noob!

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    And make sure you expose for the subjects, not the image as a whole. With that much white in the background, the camera's meter will try to make it grey. Either fill most of the frame with the beer glass to get a reading or just try overexposing a stop or two to find the right exposure.
     
  4. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I second what was said, and would only add that by lighting the background, you really need to LIGHT that sucker to get it white. It should read about 2-3 stops brighter than your subject. If you have an incident light meter, it would really help out.
     

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