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Old Mar 25, 2010, 3:16 AM   #11
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I should add that I'm using a reflector for fill light (along with a stepped-down on-camera flash) and and still wrestling with getting enough background lighting to make my white fabric look white. I wont have enough room to get a hair light in place.
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I would think, since you're already using daylight CFLs, a couple of 100w equiv. daylight CFL close to the backdrop would be enough to make it white. Be sure to meter on the subject.

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AC- I had a pair of 200w equivalent (43 watt actual) CFLs in a work light holder on the background, but it didn't get the job done. I added a third and along with the camera flash for fill I've finally got a white background. There may be a better way to get it done - I may experiment with bare bulbs as long as they are hidden by the subject.
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