White shirt on a white seamless

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  1. Cinka

    Cinka TPF Noob!

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    At work, I'm often faced with shooting white apparel on a white seamless. I usually just lower the exposure to darken the whole image and then rely on the photo editors to fix skin tones, etc. Is there a better way? I can't change the seamless and placing a different color foam core board behind the model is not practical in this fast paced environment.

    In the studio I use two 500 watt strobes; silver umbrella at 3/4 angle, vertical soft box (28x42) directly behind me so that my head is partially blocking it, usually set at about 250 watts or alternating 250/125. Canon 5D at 1/160, F11 - F13, ISO 160-200, 24-105mm lens.

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    create more distance between the subject and the seamless to shine less light on it. That way, your model will look normal and the seamless will turn grey.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Set your lighting to get good exposure on the subject, then use separate lights on the background to get it how you want it to look.
     
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    I'll try both! Thanks for the help!!
     

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