In this video we’re going to be looking at a photography tip by Gavin Hoey on how to create studio quality, pure white backgrounds.
Gavin is a professional photographer located in Britain who has a lot of photographic experience when it comes to the subject of lighting.
When doing studio work, it would seem logical that just having a white background would be enough to guarantee the background in your photographs would be white. That’s what Gavin used to think but the truth he discovered was much different. Instead of a pure white background he ended up with something along the lines of a muddy gray color.
And a muddy gray background would entail some post-production work with the program such as Photoshop.
Now as much fun as Photoshop can be, it’s a lot easier just to set the shot up properly to begin with. Like with all things in photography – it all comes down to lighting.
Gavin will show you just how easy it is to achieve studio quality, pure white backgrounds with a light meter, two lights and an ordinary white background. The trick essentially is to have the light that shines on your white wall to be two f-stops brighter than the light shining on your subject.
Gavin even explains how to set up your camera in manual mode and then shows you a few examples of how well this setup works.
It ‘s an incredibly simple technique that achieves perfect brilliantly white results every time.