20. On the Beaten Path

It’s actually not too difficult to create an all-black environment right there on the street. The main thing that you will need is a spot in the shade and enough space to allow at least 10 to 15 feet between the subject and the background, preferably a dark-colored background (Figure 20.1). As long as you can keep your strobe light from falling on the ground, background, or other objects in the scene, only the subject will be illuminated.

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Figure 20.1 The setup. If you want to black out your environment, look for shaded areas with enough space to allow at least 10 to 15 feet between your subject and the background. The darker ...

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