A common question for many photographers is how to achieve clean white backgrounds. It sounds simple, yet so many struggle with getting the lighting correct. Instead, they often end up with an overexposed image or flare.
Here, Karl explains the equipment needed to achieve a clean white background and demonstrates, step-by-step, how to do this. He also explains how to tell whether the background is overexposed using RGB values.
In this photography class we cover the following:
- Common problems when trying to create clean white backgrounds
- Lighting setup and necessary modifiers
- Positioning your lights
- Considerations when working in small spaces
- Measuring white values
- Reducing flare
- Key points to consider when introducing a key light