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The short answer: You need more light on the background so that you can intentionally blow it out without blowing out the product. Then expose so that the background is on the verge of blowing out. In post-processing push the exposure for the highlights up until the background is pure white. This has been covered many times here in the past: How do I ...


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Exactly what you need to know depends on the type of studio photography you are doing and the needs of the client. Generally, the more you know, the better you'll do. There isn't some set minimum or some set maximum beyond which it won't help. Certainly basic composition and 3 point lighting are valuable to know, understanding the exposure triangle and ...


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I used to hire a lot of diferent types of studios! it depends obviously on whats being shot, who your client is, what the budget is etc. Having a studio with a large up and over infinity cove for cars and trucks is great but you must keep it busy for obvious reasons, could also have small table top studio as well, changing rooms for models, office for ...


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Light creates shadows but also removes them. The key is simply to illuminate the object from below or lift the object above the background. For the color, green and blue are often used in video but then most people have to apply the spill-removal tool after the keying tool to cancel the green cast that appears on subjects shot next to a green screen. In ...


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You do not need to photograph on a green background to be able to separate them out later. Green screens are used in video so that the process can be automated since many, many images need to be altered (24 to 30 per second of video). For still images, it is much higher quality to do manual masking to extract the objects since you only need to do it for ...


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I can tell you how the shot you indicated should be realized looking at picture. First of all there is low contrast that means that there is not any kind of barrier between the main light source and the camera. If you look at the shadows of the top raw they are more sharp than the bottom raw. and the left vertical raw has "vertical" shadow while the ...


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Anything that is light neutral-ish color will do - "very white" is not required. For white background you are going to over expose the background, the color of the wall will not be visible under all that light, a dark wall will require more light but anything that isn't actually dark and that doesn't have a very strong color will do just fine (obviously all ...


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You can try the Nikon SDK C# wrapper library. According to the site you can: Control your Nikon DSLR via USB Capture JPEG and RAW images directly to system memory Receive 'Live View' images Record video Query and change camera settings (exposure, aperture, ISO, etc.) I'm not entirely sure which Nikon cameras are supported, but I briefly tried it with ...



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