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I saw this image of a toy online and have been wondering how I can photograph an object so it is in shadow but against a pure white background like this. According to the exif, the photo was shot with f/20, ISO 100 and exposure time is 30 sec. How was the lighting set up in this situation?

  • possible duplicate of Why can't I get a decent white background with product photgraphy?
    – mattdm
    Jul 5, 2015 at 13:49
  • I want to know how can you cast shadow on an object in a white background or any terms that related to it not how to get a decent white background Jul 5, 2015 at 14:15
  • Please ask specifically what you're looking for in the question title. That's what people who can answer the question will see first.
    – mattdm
    Jul 5, 2015 at 14:20
  • What do you mean by "cast a shadow"?
    – mattdm
    Jul 5, 2015 at 14:22
  • Do you mean "white background where the object is not well lit from the front"?
    – mattdm
    Jul 5, 2015 at 15:01

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It's probably on a still life table and backlit. Looks like either a LED or fluorescent softbox as the main source.

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    Actually, I'd guess natural light--window light through some diffuser--curtain, paper, something.
    – inkista
    Jul 5, 2015 at 18:40

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