Shooting on a white background? You have more options than you might think to create a creatively-lit image. Mark Wallace shares some of his techniques and tips for working with white backgrounds, walking you through a film noir-style shoot.
Using a couple of D1 Airs, Mark creates interest in the background by using a 10º degree grid and a handmade gobo to make streaks of light, as if from a window blind. A second light with a magnum reflector lights her hair and is flagged off from the background, to make sure it doesn’t interfere with the effect he create with the gobo. A third light with a 10º grid lights his model’s face. A fourth lights her from the back.
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