Isolate while shooting!

hi my friends I was thinkin' about my last images, some isolated pictures of different things and subjects I've taken to test my new lighting equipment.

I've realized that i have not processed them with photoshop beacuse they don't need it...

i've tried two simple tricks to get a great amazing white background!

you only need a couple of flash and a white bed sheet.

for these images i've placed a flash with softener on the subject, I've moved it to find the right position where diffuse light falling on the subject at the right exposure using it at 1/4 power. (a white reflector was positioned on the other side of the subject)

then I've placed the second flash behind the subject aimed at the white bed sheet using it at 1/1 power.

two lights of different power hit the scene, the first soft on the subject, the second at full power on the white background surely makes it overexposed...

don't place the model close to the bed sheet to prevent strange reflextions

in this situation I've tried another tip to get the perfect white over and under the straw basket! usually there are shadows under every object placed on a white paper sheet so... let's try to lift it!

i've put the straw basket on an empty water glass using the same flash set I've prepared before.

the glass really disapper during the shot, the subject is floating in the air and the white you see over and under the straw basket is the white bed sheet lighted by the full power flash!

just simple tips,

I hope they may be useful to photographers

that love stay behind their cameras

but don't like stay in front of their pc....

have a nice day

Photo credits: Lorenzo Gambaro.

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Great tips. I'll give it a try. So, the strobe on the sheet is powerful enough, with a broad enough beam, to cancel out all the wrinkles in the sheet? Nice.


calyx22 you can do it with a couple of flash, i'm using strobes now but I've always done the same way with flashes
alexa_adrian i'm writing a post about studio lightning, i will publish it on my blog, I'm using now two/three strobes 180w and white backgrounds, bed sheet, seamless paper, white boards...


Great tips ... thanks for sharing!


Do you think I could achieve this with just two flashes, both used off camera? It sounds like a GREAT inexpensive way to isolate shots. Thank you so much for sharing this! :)


Thanks for sharing!very nice.


nice tips ;) Can you write me a list of lightning equipment that you are talking about, maybe that you could even take a photo of all your scenery :) I don't know how could sent to me, am I allowed to write my email address, I don't know the rules yet :|


thanks for sharing >>> nice shoots


Thanks for sharing, good tips.


Hello! The results are really impressive, thanks for sharing your experience! Take care! Catherine


Can't wait to try it out......thank you so much!!


Thanks for sharing! Congratulations!


Great tips, thanks for sharing!




Great tips, thanks for sharing


Good tips! Thank you. How far in front of the background did you put your model?


Nice tips and good pics!


Thanks for writing, great tips!!


good tips. I really have to buy some studio equip.

Nice job!!!


nice simple tricks! thanks!

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