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USMarine
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 09:42 AM UTC
hey

what is the best background colour (blue,black,brown etc) for taking a pic of your model.

cheers
matt
jazza
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 01:41 PM UTC

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hey

what is the best background colour (blue,black,brown etc) for taking a pic of your model.

cheers
matt



Blue tends to give it the best look IMHO however white does a fantastic job too.
Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 02:14 PM UTC
A blue background makes it easy to correct the colors in Photoshop or similar programs. White background reflects the natural light better. John Steinmans post should be very usefull.

Erik
Marty
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 06:59 PM UTC
For me it would depend on what I was photographing. If for example I where taking a picture of a white-washed tiger, I probably wouldn't use a while background. On the other hand if I were taking a photo of a NAVY destroyer, blue may not be the best choice.
shonen_red
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 07:16 PM UTC
Maybe it depends on personal taste. I use different backgrounds for my models. Many use blue (probably an all around background) , but you can also use black (works best for aircrafts), and neutral grey (works best when white is the dominant color).