I'm seeing it as a large flag or scrim above them to keep the direct sun off - large flat light, just about for free courtesy of the bright day.
It has broadened but not eliminated shadows & leaves a bit of a pate-shine, which is why I think it's a white, translucent scrim.
Add to that a large front reflector/poly, or it could even be added natural ...
If you are only going to shoot a couple of products then shoot it on any neutral background and send it to an external masking service. They are really cheap, quick and the result is perfect. bright-river.com is just one of dozens of services.
If you refuse to pay anyone else for masking, or refuse to do the masking your self, you must face the fact that you ...
The trick to perfectly white backgrounds is overexposing them by about 1 stop.
Since you mention you have 4 studio lights at your disposal, I recommend to dedicate two of them to exclusively light the background. Use some kind of flag to keep the background light of your subject.
Then, use the remaining two lights to light your subject. Remember, the ...
While any color can serve you well, three ways have emerged that can help you:
You simply have a white background and try to illuminate that so much, that the RGB value for this reaches 255/255/255 which means it is pure white.
Pro: Very clean image
Contra: Need to be careful not to overblow the background so much that the edges of the ...
The less likely the background color is to appear in the subject the easier it is to remove the background. Chromakey green is a very specific shade. Green is good because the subject is rarely a plant and fashionable clothes are unlikely to include the exact shade.
The white of “blown highlights” is another option because it is readily achievable with ...
If I was building a studio I would start with a cyclorama- a curved wall spanning the 90º angle of one of the room's corners and curves out onto part of the floor and painted white. This kind of room configuration gives you enormous flexibility with the type & size of products/subject matter and lighting configurations. If your intended subject matter is ...
Those things you must have in your list for a basic product shoot studio are that:
White bounce cards made of foam
Plenty of lighting
Regarding backdrop, about the same number of consumers (38%) say they’re most likely to buy a product if the images have a plain white background as the number who ...