9.06.2011

Shooting against white in the studio.


Shooting white in the studio:  Camera: Hasselblad 500 C/M.  Lens: 180mm f4 Zeiss.  Film:  Agfapan APX 25.  Developed in Rodinal 1:50.  Four lights in umbrellas on the white background and one gi-normous softbox as a main light.  Keep your exposure on the background right on the edge of having detail and keep the model far enough forward and you won't have problems with the background light wrapping around from behind and sabotaging your highlights.  You'll need lots of flash power to go toe to toe with ISO 25.  Especially at f8 with your main light in a big box.  Not "speedlight" territory......

7 comments:

Glenn Harris said...

Wonderful images Kirk and a great model. ISO 25 !!!!!

Jan Klier said...

The rule I learned on shooting on white background is to keep your exposure 1 stop under on the back of the subject.

That will work well for all kinds of subjects, including white on white.

Where exactly you set the exposure depends on whether the background should be clipped or have texture, depending on use.

Anonymous said...

ISO 25 indeed HeHe. That's just what makes me laugh so much when some people say that certain models of today's digital cameras have poor noise above ISO 800/1600?!? We've (in a way) been far too spoiled by technology I feel.

Like many old timers I started off using Kodachrome 25 as my first ever colour film, oh yeah 64 was the "FAST" one if you needed it. Grain, what grain? :-)

Bold Photography said...

I'm starting to drool at the idea of shooting 25 film...

Anonymous said...

Nice shots! Aren't the little Hasselblad "V" marks supposed to be on the other side? Flopped the negatives?

kirk tuck said...

I flops em as I likes em.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! That's the answer I hoped you'd give. Take care.