This past week I helped a friend of my daughter take some fashion shots of a few dresses she has designed. She is applying to first year university and these will be part of her portfolio.
Having looked at some fashion websites, it appeared that pure white backgrounds are pretty popular. This has never been easy for me – in the past my white background have turned yellow and I get unwanted shadows. i would definitely say the main reasons behind my problems have been improper use of background lighting.
I ended up setting up a small background light and had 2 lights behind soft boxes in the front. One was high and at a 45% tilt and the other was straight on.
I set up my camera and this young 17 year old did a great job!