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Chapter Three. More Tips on Using Your S... > Let Your Main Light Do Double Duty

Let Your Main Light Do Double Duty

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I always talk about how much you can get out of one light, and if you only have one light, you can have it pull double duty by having it light your background, as well. The trick is to move your main light close enough to the background so that it actually lights it for you. I do this a lot when I’m shooting on a white seamless paper background. If you don’t put a lot of light on the white paper, it looks dark gray in your photo. If I’m shooting fashion, I generally like a light gray, so to get that dark gray to turn to light gray, I just move my main light closer to the background and the spill from it winds up lighting the background quite a bit. Just be sure to position your light up high and have it aim down at your subject. That way, ....


  

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