I’ve been experimenting with processing photos that were taken against my white background so that the background is true white. Traditionally this should be done in the studio with extra lights just on the background… as my studio is also my dining room I don’t have the space for such a large lighting setup. As a result my backgrounds are usually grey… not an unatractive grey… but grey nonetheless. A combination of a curves layer and a filter for removing vignetting appears to give the disired effect…. as you can see from this photo from my shoot yesterday with Jonathan.
Why bother with this? Well, certain stock images (and Jonathan isn’t a stock image btw) will sell better if there is a true white background. It means the subject can be cut out easily and used against any background.