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

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November 08, 2012

Adeliepenguin

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.

November 08, 2012

Ilposeidone

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...

November 08, 2012

Vcarmstrong

Great tips ... thanks for sharing!

November 03, 2012

Calyx22

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! :)

October 31, 2012

Hongtao926

Thanks for sharing!very nice.

October 26, 2012

Alexa_adrian2001

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 :|

October 19, 2012

Waleedkhamis

thanks for sharing >>> nice shoots

October 14, 2012

Friday123

Thanks for sharing, good tips.

October 13, 2012

Cathconvey

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

October 11, 2012

Laqhill

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

October 10, 2012

Lenutaidi

Thanks for sharing! Congratulations!

October 10, 2012

Laurasinelle

Great tips, thanks for sharing!

October 10, 2012

Peanutroaster

Thanks!

October 09, 2012

Egomezta

Great tips, thanks for sharing

October 09, 2012

Chanevy

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

October 09, 2012

Yuritz

Nice tips and good pics!

October 09, 2012

Mike2focus

Thanks for writing, great tips!!

October 09, 2012

Marugod83

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

Nice job!!!

October 09, 2012

Inyrdreams

nice simple tricks! thanks!

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