Hi people ! I am trying to get to the bottom of this diemma !
I am using x2 500watt lights with umbrellas (gave up on the softbox)
I'd like to be able to use some nice fabrics in pale colours, as at the moment I can only seem to master the black - cause it's easy !
I am shooting on F9 1/160 and also F8 1/200
I can't seem to get blurred backgrounds due to the F being high, and I have tried to move the backdrop away from the subject, but still a no go.
what I am I doing wrong?
I see so many gorgeous photos of babies with soft blurred backgrounds, but they seem to be taken using natural light, and a low apeture, but I just cant get that with my studio stuff.
how does one get a shot like this, using studio lights? I don't like the high ISO's needed to shoot with natural light, and I don;t always have natural light available.
(I hope it's ok that I used someone's photo I found on the net? if not, let me know and I'll remove it)
Thanks in advance