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How to create this kind of light?

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Old 02-05-2010, 01:44 PM
Beautyshoot Beautyshoot is offline
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How to create this kind of light?

I see a lot of images that are perfectly lid full body, but it seems that the background is retouched or is there a lightsource that creates this kind of grey effect?
I have seen videos that models were shot on white paper, but when I do this my background keeps light grey, but never dark as in these pictures?
what is the trick?

http://www.studioxil.ru/index05-06.html

Here a few of my last pictures.
http://www.beautyshoot.nl/fotos/Mode...ewendy-900.jpg

Thanks for the input.

Jorgen
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:23 PM
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Re: How to create this kind of light?

Try a dark gray background.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:16 PM
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Re: How to create this kind of light?

That exact color is Thunder Gray. It's what I use, the bright center is spill-over.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:54 AM
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Re: How to create this kind of light?

thanks so far
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:55 AM
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Re: How to create this kind of light?

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I see a lot of images that are perfectly lid full body, but it seems that the background is retouched or is there a lightsource that creates this kind of grey effect?
I have seen videos that models were shot on white paper, but when I do this my background keeps light grey, but never dark as in these pictures?
what is the trick?

http://www.studioxil.ru/index05-06.html

Here a few of my last pictures.
http://www.beautyshoot.nl/fotos/Mode...ewendy-900.jpg

Thanks for the input.

Jorgen
Amsterdam
www.beautyshoot.nl
The trick is that every picture is retouched. from my retoucher point of view, hehe.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:08 AM
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Re: How to create this kind of light?

So far? There isn't any more answers. Your exact photos, if taken on a Thunder Gray sheet of seamless would look exactly like the pics you asked about. Go buy paper, geesh.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:48 AM
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Re: How to create this kind of light?

he explains what he is doing in his blog

http://www.studioxil.com/page/2/
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:15 PM
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Re: How to create this kind of light?

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he explains what he is doing in his blog

http://www.studioxil.com/page/2/

Titled: Studio lighting setup #19, charcoal background.

Beautyshoot, you can use a charcoal BG as recommended, or search for infinitely more difficult approaches.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:30 PM
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Re: How to create this kind of light?

The others are right, invest in another roll and change the color..

It seems to me that you are not lighting the background at all and are just relying on ambient stray light to define the background .. your lighting seems to be focused on the model only (who seems to be very close to the background and should be moved more to the front)

Watch the first few seconds of this Jill Greenberg shoot for a background hint and the placement of the model (Keep hitting the pause button or drag the slider and see how the background is lit separately (0:03 - 0:09) and notice how far away the model is from the background)

OR

use the white background and don't light it much as shown here: One light studio portrait setup

Last edited by 0lBaldy; 02-06-2010 at 02:00 PM. Reason: added info
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:01 AM
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Re: How to create this kind of light?

try to use Photoshop back ground color.
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