Question on Background Reflector


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May 3, 2003
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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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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
 

May 3, 2003
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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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