Pure black background

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  1. akazoly

    akazoly TPF Noob!

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    Someone explain what I need to do to obtain a pure black background for product photography ?

    To obtain a pure white I put more light on background than subject.. But what I need to do to achieve a pure black background. I have a black cloth and paper.

    Any idea?
    Thanks!
     
  2. asfixiate

    asfixiate TPF Noob!

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    I found the following thread from another discussion forum. (sorry guys. I'm not a traitor though)

    http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00BOxO

    They actually make it seem very easy but I'm sure members here will have better info for you.

    I could be wrong but if you set your exposure for your subject than the black background should appear pretty black anyways.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The general rule of thumb is a background 3 stops darker than the subject will appear black.
     

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