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greenphotos Nov 22, 2007 4:53 AM

This was taken on one of my recent shoots, I only had 2 umbrella lights and wanted a nice clean white background look, but i want to find an easy way to get more distinction in the photo as it seems a bit flat.

Any thing people could advise?

Hope you like it.


TCav Nov 22, 2007 7:14 AM

I'd say that having the model wear a white top in front of a white background contributes to the flatness.

Also, the pose doesn't do much to add depth to the image either.

My two cents.

TCav Nov 22, 2007 8:31 AM

Also, by the way, the copyright symbol '©' all by itself doesn't mean anything. It must be accompanied by the date of the copyright and the name of the copyright holder. See

greenphotos Nov 22, 2007 8:43 AM

oops - good point about the copyright... I'll amend it this evening.

Bynx Nov 22, 2007 9:42 AM

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Ive overemphasized the lighting so your model has 3D look and pops out of the background. Your version was overexposed causing the flatness. I dont think it was her white tshirt so much as your flat lighting. You can see here the curvature of her face and arms which are now separate from the background.

greenphotos Nov 22, 2007 10:00 AM

Thanks :-)when you say over emphasized the lighting how is that done in photoshop?



musket Nov 22, 2007 10:44 AM

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I wouldn't have went for a white background...:(....musket

Bynx Nov 22, 2007 12:52 PM

When shooting the subject I would have stopped down a couple of fstops to get a more richness of color. I dont know the range of your depth of field but it was ok so your fstop was ok. With digital there is no guessing if you can see the result of shutter speed changes instantly. Did you try any other faster shutter speeds?

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