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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2008, 09:30 »
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This isn't entirely a "backing" response, but might readers of this thread might be interested.  Zack Arias has written the BEST tutorials on shooting on white that I've ever come across.

I've blogged several links to the chapters so I'll just point you to my blog:
http://microstockjunction.com/2008/05/09/zack-arias-on-shooting-on-white-seamless.aspx


Thanks for posting this Pixart.  It has some excellent information in it.

I've been using a roll of heavy, arctic white background paper from B&H but the Formica sounds like the ticket for sure.  I must try that.


« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2008, 02:12 »
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I use white vinyl for my backdrop for small things or for the floor...  Or my lastolite hilite for the background!

« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2008, 11:17 »
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Seren, what do you do with full body shots on the lastolite?  I have their stupid expensive vinyl floorcloth (waste of 150 bucks) and it looks just awful in the pix.  It's always grey or if I try to light it the lower limbs are overexposed.   What works for you?  I'd love to do it all in-camera, but the floor always adds too much time in post. 

Maybe I should shoot no full body shots. ;)

« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2008, 11:34 »
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Seren, what do you do with full body shots on the lastolite?  I have their stupid expensive vinyl floorcloth (waste of 150 bucks) and it looks just awful in the pix.  It's always grey or if I try to light it the lower limbs are overexposed.   What works for you?  I'd love to do it all in-camera, but the floor always adds too much time in post. 

Maybe I should shoot no full body shots. ;)

I'd be interested in this as well.  I've been looking at the Lastolite HiLite but wasn't sure it was worth the $$$.  Any who have it, are you happy with it?  Any pros and cons you can share?  Looks like it would be good for partial body but how would you do a full body and maintain a seamless look? (or can you even do such a thing?)

« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2008, 12:16 »
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Seren, what do you do with full body shots on the lastolite?  I have their stupid expensive vinyl floorcloth (waste of 150 bucks) and it looks just awful in the pix.  It's always grey or if I try to light it the lower limbs are overexposed.   What works for you?  I'd love to do it all in-camera, but the floor always adds too much time in post. 

Maybe I should shoot no full body shots. ;)

Um, as above.  I bought 14 ($25) worth of white vinyl for the floor from a fabric shop.  It doesn't velcro but I don't really care...

And I throw an extra light on the feet, just as you would if you were using paper.

« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2008, 12:17 »
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I'd be interested in this as well.  I've been looking at the Lastolite HiLite but wasn't sure it was worth the $$$.  Any who have it, are you happy with it?  Any pros and cons you can share?  Looks like it would be good for partial body but how would you do a full body and maintain a seamless look? (or can you even do such a thing?)

To get a seamless look it's the same as shooting with paper, absolutely no difference.  The only difference is it takes about 3 meters less space to set up...


 

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