Isolate while shooting!

posted on 9th of october, 2012

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

Comments (19)

Posted by Adeliepenguin on November 08, 2012
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.
Posted by Ilposeidone on November 08, 2012
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...
Posted by Vcarmstrong on November 08, 2012
Great tips ... thanks for sharing!
Posted by Calyx22 on November 03, 2012
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! :)
Posted by Hongtao926 on October 31, 2012
Thanks for sharing!very nice.
Posted by Alexa_adrian2001 on October 26, 2012
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 :|
Posted by Waleedkhamis on October 19, 2012
thanks for sharing >>> nice shoots
Posted by Friday123 on October 14, 2012
Thanks for sharing, good tips.
Posted by Cathconvey on October 13, 2012
Hello! The results are really impressive, thanks for sharing your experience! Take care! Catherine
Posted by Laqhill on October 11, 2012
Can't wait to try it out......thank you so much!!
Posted by Lenutaidi on October 10, 2012
Thanks for sharing! Congratulations!
Posted by Laurasinelle on October 10, 2012
Great tips, thanks for sharing!
Posted by Peanutroaster on October 10, 2012
Posted by Egomezta on October 09, 2012
Great tips, thanks for sharing
Posted by Chanevy on October 09, 2012
Good tips! Thank you. How far in front of the background did you put your model?
Posted by Yuritz on October 09, 2012
Nice tips and good pics!
Posted by Mike2focus on October 09, 2012
Thanks for writing, great tips!!
Posted by Marugod83 on October 09, 2012
good tips. I really have to buy some studio equip.

Nice job!!!
Posted by Inyrdreams on October 09, 2012
nice simple tricks! thanks!

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