Watching Over

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Strobist refers to a set of techniques popularized by David Hobby involving the use of low-cost methods using traditional studio techniques, often on location or using improvised light modifiers and backgrounds.

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What modifiers and workflow should I use to light a hand-painted muslin background?

I'm taking self-portraits using Yongnuo speedlights as my lighting. I would like to light the background for better separation. I tried using a bare flash at 1⁄32 power at 85mm, but the falloff is too ...