Photoshoot Gone Wrong... CC pls

El2

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My son has dark hair and I have a black backdrop. How do I make it so that his hair does not look like it is disappearing in the background? Anyway, CC pls. I have a very annoyed model as you can see.
ISO 800, SS 1/100, f3.5

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Hair light from the back. Or don't use a black background.
 

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try having the flash higher, if you have it off camera. If ot get something white (if the ceiling is not white) couple feet above the flash and bounce.
 

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Great image! I have to agree with the above posters with respect to your question about the hair. My preference would be for a lighter background. Additionally, your key light appears a bit too strong, or perhaps not in the optimum position; the handle of the wagon is a bit washed out. This could be corrected in post.
 

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I agree with the above.

Why ISO 800? seems to be high. Adjust your lighting to lower the iso and keep the shutter speed you want.
 

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Try buying a second flash (slave) and set it so that it fires and illuminates the background. That should separate the background from your sons hair.

You can get a cheap slave flash from Amazon for $30 some bucks.

[ame=http://www.amazon.com/Bower-Bounce-Swivel-Digital-Cameras/dp/B000I3P68U/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1235153081&sr=8-14]Amazon.com: Bower Bounce and Swivel Slave Flash for Digital Cameras: Electronics[/ame]

There are others, but this one has higher ratings. Just set it in the background and turn it on, it will trigger when your main flash fires.
 

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