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What do I need to get photos with a unifom black background (not with post)?

How can I get a pure black background when taking portraits, just like in following picture?

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For example, in this video Mark Wallace is using inverse square law, to get that effect, but when I try, my background is not black, as it should be. Where I'm getting it wrong?

merged by John Cavan Mar 2 '14 at 14:13

This question was merged with What do I need to get photos with a unifom black background (not with post)? because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

  • For a comment on this subject with particular reference to this image, see my recent answer to What do I need to get photos with a unifom black background {not with post}?). I note that your question can be read as suggesting that the background in this picture has been achieved "in camera" - but you may in fact be only using it as an example of a black background, and not saying that it was necessarily achieved in-camera. – Russell McMahon Feb 1 '13 at 0:40