OK, sorry for the confusing post title. Couldn't think of a better way to put it..
Anyway, I have a shoot Wednesday shooting people full body on white seamless paper. Singles and groups up to four people. I have a choice of buying locally either the Savage "super white" or the Savage "studio gray". The client requests the background be 100% neutral white.
Now I have done this many times with super white paper but am generally unhappy clipping the white to try and get the skin tones to a good level. I don't like seeing the blooming around the body that happens when you overexpose the white backdrop. If I was shooting 3/4 length portraits it would be easy to control the super white on set but the full length requirement makes that much harder.
So my plan was to shoot a "studio gray" (which I am hoping is about 80% gray but I am not exactly sure since instead of giving you numerical values of their products they just give you confusing names and swatches), expose it properly, then ramp it up in post.
Thoughts? If you shoot gray for white I would love to see samples.