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Offline anevilgiraffe

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black backgrounds
« on: March 07, 2024, 09:23:59 AM »
is it just me, or does anyone else find it really hard to see minis on a black background?

I know it's popular, but it seems to just suck the mini into the backdrop and lack any vibrancy, so I don't see the appeal.

Offline Silent Invader

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Re: black backgrounds
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2024, 11:35:07 AM »
Agreed
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Offline Malebolgia

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Re: black backgrounds
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2024, 12:04:04 PM »
I'm a big fan, it works better for me than white backgrounds. White's just too bright and distracts from the actual model for me.
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Offline anevilgiraffe

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Re: black backgrounds
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2024, 12:18:19 PM »
I'm a big fan, it works better for me than white backgrounds. White's just too bright and distracts from the actual model for me.

I’d say white is the same. I like the variable colour backdrop I have now, but was also happy with the pale blue. Stark black drowns the mini, stark white is too bright.

Offline v_lazy_dragon

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Re: black backgrounds
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2024, 12:58:43 PM »
Yup,
I find that too. I prefer white, but agree it's not perfect. Light blue/grey is probably a favorite
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Offline modelwarrior

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Re: black backgrounds
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2024, 02:21:38 PM »
I agree black back grounds are not my favourite colour either but some people are able to turn them into a fine art when photographing. So whatever floats your boat.

Offline Aethelflaeda was framed

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Re: black backgrounds
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2024, 03:49:19 PM »
black backgrounds have their place but  the amount of black framing around the fig in the composition, the focus (a good macro lens coupled with stacked layers in retouching, can help the fuzziness at the edge of depth of field)  and last all good 3 point lighting needs a lot of attention to avoid the issues raised.  When i send photos of my jewelry to the selection juries of art festivals, i always black or dark backgrounds so that attention always goes to the artwork.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2024, 03:52:18 PM by Aethelflaeda was framed »
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