Have you ever wonder why when shooting into a window with your self as a subject does not work? How do people get themselves in proper colour and the window like a white lit background.
If you know me and my studio work, you will see that I love the white background at times. I often put models or maternity sessions right in infront of my large window. If, properly lit is will wrap around my subject and make my subject pop and this dreamy white lit background will occur.
But how does it do that? Today I have attached some images to help show you what you can do when shooting with your DSLR Camera while shooting in Manual Mode and in RAW format. (not JPEG)
With the example below, I used a vase of flowers on a chair as I did not have a model in studio. These images are straight out of camera. I have not used any studio lighting and have not edited. These are 100% RAW images.
Lets start by giving you an idea of where the light was coming from outside and time of day details. etc. This is important due to the Camera setting I used. My home faces East, in Hamilton. I was using the East side window in my home around 2 pm. The light source (sun) was at the side of my home and therefore, there was not a lot of light coming in the studio at that time. I have sheers on my front window to diffuse (lessen) the amount of light coming in. I also want to get that white light and this is my backdrop source.
My camera settings stayed the same all the way through the images, except for my shutter speed.
Camera was set at ISO 640, Fstop 2.8.
For the image below my shutter was at 1/125th of a second.