Lightnings taking a ride

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Are your garments laying on the white background, or is the background back a few feet? White backgrounds back a few feet are farther from the light, and so will look gray, and need their own background light to light it to about the same intensity as the foreground. It is simply the usual practice. Put enough light on the background to look very white. ...


If you set exposure manually with a gray card, set a custom white balance and use a color checker passport to calibrate the camera you will capture the best colors your camera is capable of producing. Cameras are not colormetric devices. They do not accurately record colors. Adobe offers a free dng profile editor that you can download. This allows you to ...


When photographing still life with multiple light sources, reflectors and flags, I find that I if I happen to be using the camera’s on board spot metering, it rarely provides the correct exposure to bring out the colours that I consider to be true. I find, in general, the in-camera auto WB brings about the same results as a grey card and minor adjustments ...


To get colors right you need to color calibrate everything. You need to calibrate the camera with something like a color checker passport (for every lighting setup). You need your editing area to mostly color neutral (something colorful in your field of view while editing will throw your color perception off). You have to calibrate your screen with proper ...


As a rule of thumb if you can do it in-camera then you should. If nothing else, getting that kind of mask right in post processing can be time consuming and fiddly. It all adds time to your workflow that you don't really need to spend. Do it with a backdrop and a coloured sheet - it'll be slightly more difficult to set up initially but once it's done once ...

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