Clean white backgrounds can work well for some images, particularly product photography. There are two different ways that a white background is normally achieved:
- Aiming a light at the background so the bright light bounces back off the background.
- Using a semi-transparent background, and placing a light behind the background to shoot through it.
However, there can be a bit of a problem if you only have one light to work with. If you use your light to blow out the background to pure white, then how are you going to light your subject? And vice versa if you use the light to light your subject.
Thankfully Photoshop (or most other image editing programs) can come to the rescue.Read the rest of this entry »