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Silhouetted Subjects


    Key Points to Remember

    • To get a clean white background, make sure the lighting on the background is stronger than the lighting for your subjects. Therefore, you are lighting the background separately from your subject.
    • A drop shadow can be added later in the computer if desired through Photoshop. This can provide a clean white background to completely isolate the subject.
    • To avoid camera shake and blurry images: activate the self timer function, prefocus with the shutter release button, wait for the focus confirmation (either green light or audible beep), and use a tripod, along with the camera?s self timer function.
    • Bracket your exposures with exposure compensation, and shoot with the tungsten white balance setting.
    • DIY diffusion panels on both side of the object and white reflector board on top of panels to create a tent. Subject lifted off surface with white PVC or glass (need to shoot at an angle in order to avoid showing the front/back edges of the glass).

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