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Seamless white background (well sort of)

February 6th, 2009

This was my first attempt at a shot with the seamless background style. In reality, by background was actually an off-white muslin material. Sometimes you have to just work with what you have, and this was one of those times.

To pull this off, I setup 2 Nikon SB-80 flashes on the left and right sides of the backdrop. They were placed just behind the subjects and wood panels were placed against the flashes to block excessive light spread. The SB-80s were both fired a full power. The main light was a Sunpak MS-4000 monolight fired at full power with a shoot through umbrella. It was placed camera left just beside me. The result almost looks like a seamless, and certainly would even moreso with some retouching.

Many thanks to Zack Arias who provided the inspiration and some technical knowledge.

Phil and Rhonda

Phil and Rhonda

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