Thanks everyone for responding and the great suggestions/info.
I did not expect so much feedback, im greatfull for all the opinions!
Considering all the responces ~ i guess its something we have all thought about before.
I guess unless the immage screams for a black background i will stick to white.
Because when its all said and done the designers buying our work have the last say and it appears that most of us belive the designers prefer "on white" for the ease of extraction. And i will give them what they want, im sure we all would.
BTW: This particular immage i knew right away black would make it pop better then white. At the time i did not give it much thought, i just did it on black, and then started to think about it.
I prefer white, but sometimes, some objects I want isolate have some kind of background I need to remove with the PS pen tool and it looks better in black than in white, dark backgrounds or so. When I specific shoot isolated I do in white
When I am shooting in black and white, I prefer over black. For most situations , I still prefer over white. You see more dls for over white simply because there's more isolations over white. And like everyone has said, 1)it gives you more flexibility 2) isolation over white can also pose more problems than over black. Still, yes, it's really your call and which one you're faster with. Remember the time you spend on one image vs returns of earning matters a lot , esp when you're working on bulk .
People say that white background isolations are demanded by buyers, but from my experience I didn't notice that they have more sales that other images. So if image looks ok the way it was taken, I don't bother with isolation just for isolation purpose. As for black background it's easy to get it just by shooting without cutting out the object. So why not? Though as a buyer I also selected a couple of pictures isolated on white because of simplicity of inserting them into design.
Great image. I think this one is looking better on black, and personally I don't think the color of the background matters too much, it depends of the color of the object only. You can extract an image from what color you want...
I agree with Kat. White is better for designer to work on the picture and extract the object, but some ligh coloured or white objects seem poor on white. Also I think a picture like the one above can be extract easily on black then on white.
I agree with everyone. I think it's easier for the clients to extract on a white background, but certain items look better on black. Black will, depending on the object being photographed, reduce some detail and cause the image to look a little flat. However, in the example picture, I think black was definitely the right color. It just imagines what you're shooting.
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