Todd phillip , Nov 05, 2006; 09:42 p.m.
position the soft box approximately 6 feet away. angled it slightly above the subject to serve as the main light. For the background, make two standing walls made of black/white foam core. Each wall consisting of two 4x8-foot sheets angled and taped together at the edge so that they would be self-standing. then use 2 bare heads to bounce into the white side of the foam core so that they would evenly illuminate the rear white background wal
The black sides of the foam core faced into the set. This helps to knock down any additional ambient light on Clarence.
light meter reading next to your subjects f/5.6 at 1/125th the white background should be 1/2 stops brighter than the subject. As a rule, I usually try to stay approximately 1 to 1 1/2 stops brighter on the background than on the subject. As you might expect, there are exceptions to this rule. One such exception worth noting is to determine how dark the overall subject matter is...good luck