White seamless practice shoot, CC welcome

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  1. AmFotog

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    I shot these on white seamless, kind of going for a product oriented feel. Im not thrilled with exposure (they're scanned in transparencies), but i don't think its anything i cant fix in photoshop

    Shot with a hasselblad, 4 strobes (2 body length soft boxes, one umbrella, and a regular soft box)

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    I can see that in the 2nd one and the 4th one, there is a gradient on the background. The left side is darker and not quite white.

    The exposure on the model looks to be a bit low, the blacks are lost in shadow (on my monitor at least). The skin looks OK but could maybe stand a bit more exposure.
     
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    I'm not sure why the gradiant is there, I made sure the back drop exposure was 1/2-1 full stop brighter compared to the model, I think my monitor is callabrated differently, the blacks look alright on my screen..but anyway, thank you!
     
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    The gradient is there because your background light was not perpendicular to the paper. Also, you might want your background to be more than a full stop brighter, for it to be truly white. If your model is mid toned, you might want up to 2 1/2 stops for pure white.
     
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    thanks for the suggestion!
     

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