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    Default Question on Background Reflector

    Any advice on setting the lighting from the the background reflector for graduated light on the backdrop?

    Should it be underexposed by a stop, over or balanced 1:1 with the main light?

    Many thanks!

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    Default Re: Question on Background Reflector

    depend what you want and how you want it.

    eg. light on blue background

    under one stop = dark blue
    same as main light = blue
    over one stop = light blue

    so you decide where you want to place your light to get the graduated effect
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    Default Re: Question on Background Reflector

    Catchlight, thanks for your reply.

    Another question. Where to take the meter reading from for the background? Incident or reflected?

    My guess is incident (dome facing the camera) with the lightmeter against the backdrop.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Question on Background Reflector

    yes, that's correct, use incident reading.
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    thanks

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