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What's your best setup for a full body shot on white seamless with background knocked out??
I attempted this setup: http://www.zarias.com/?p=77
I tried various modifiers but my foreground was always too dark (and yellow) no matter what I did. My setup: 4 AlienBees AB800s, various modifiers (for this shot, below, I used a 60" shoot-thru umbrella on a boom), 13x30' studio space with 9' white celiing, 9' super white roll, and white tileboard flooring, 4x8 foamcore bookends, ExpoDisc, Sekonic light meter, and more than a few cuss words.
**** Note: my mannequin is the very pale kind; she does not have real flesh tones anyway!*****
I then removed the bookends, moved my lights closer to the background and put my model 8 ft. from background (instead of 11). I used the AB beauty dish above, and put a 45" silver umbrella 12' away & in front for fill (it was 4 ft. off ground to add fill to foreground and legs).
I also tried a setup in a glamour lighting book where you bounce 2 key lights onto a 4x8 bookend some distance in front of model, and those results were even worse.
Tips, suggestions for improvement? Is this typical, and do I just need to fix the darker/yellow foreground in Photoshop? desat to gray and live with it? or should I take up golf?