In this episode, Mark answers one of his most popular questions – how do I get a white background? Mark will demonstrate how to get that crisp, shadowless background with Speedlights, as well as with only one light.
The key to this technique is understanding the Inverse Squre Law and where to position both the light and your subject.
Gear used in this video
- Fujifilm X-PRO1 Digital Camera Body, 16.3 Megapixel, APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor, 3.0″ LCD Monitor, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
- Fujifilm XF 60mm (90mm) F/2.4 Lens
- Savage Seamless Background Paper, 107″ wide x 50 yards, Super White, #1
- PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver #801-130
- Matthews Baby Junior Triple Riser Stand with Wheels,
- Nikon SB-900 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight
- Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster, Programmable Digital Flash & Ambient Exposure Meter
- Canon Speedlite 580EX II, Shoe Mount Flash with Guide Number of 190 Feet / 58m at ISO 100, U.S.A. Warranty
- Westcott 7 Feet Silver Parabolic Umbrella
- Interfit Photographic Umbrella Holder with Hotshoe Adapter
- Westcott Pro 8′ Free Sliding Lightstand with 5/8 Mounting Stud, 4 Sections with 3 Risers, Black Anodized
- Adorama 40″ Silver Interior Umbrella with Removable Black Cover
- Profoto 2×2′ RFi Softbox, Square