At this session we explore the versatility of work with a grey background in the studio. A grey background can be virtually any colour. At this session you will learn how to colour a grey background using gels and how to make it appear black by controlling the light using flags and grids. We also look at using it as a grey background with a vignette. We will be working with the following lighting set-ups
- Key light and fill plus two coloured background lights (same colours and different)
- Using flags and grids to create black background
- Key light, gridded rim light, optional fill light and gridded background light on grey background
The session is a practical session and you will have the opportunity to practice these types of lighting by photographing a model. You will be provided with lighting diagrams for the lighting set-ups taught at this session.
Our model for this event will be local model Emma (See: https://purpleport.com/portfolio/emred/?referrer=ianbutty ). As you can see from her portfolio Emma is a very experienced model and her red hair will work exceptionally well when shooting against a grey background.
Suitable for: Anyone wanting to understand the versatility of a grey background paper in the studio. Your camera must have a standard hot-shoe to accommodate the lighting trigger. You will need to be able to set your camera to manual mode and select an aperture in the range f/5.6 – f/11. No prior studio experience is necessary.