johnboy00 wrote in post #8042934
Thanks for the info. It's a very subtle difference, IMO.
No problem John. I think a great deal of lighting is based on subtleties, but those subtleties keep things interesting enough so as not to appear as if you only have one style.
I also shoot on white and don't always want to render it as pure white but it's all about controlling where the gradations happen and how much of a gradation. Sometimes, if not handled correctly it can appear 'dirty' or look as if the photographer didn't quite execute the lighting and the shot effectively.
At times it makes things a lot easier to shoot on gray because the gradations don't appear the same and don't make you feel that something went wrong with the lighting.
But like anything else, it's all about the intent of the photographer, model, art director, etc.