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    What colur backdrop?

    Want to shoot my lovely youngest Daughter in a couple of weeks - Year 12 Formal.
    I reckon I have enough bit and pieces to set up a 'poverty pack' home studio.
    Couple of small continuous (daylight white globes) flood lights - I think 200W;
    and I'll knock up a couple of DIY softboxes.
    Or, I might have a new SB-700 flash unit by then and have the offer of borrowing a second (thanks KIWI).

    Here is the thing though . . . My daughter has quite fair skin and her dress is aubergine in colour.
    (gord . . I made the mistake of calling it purple . . .ears still ringing!!)
    The 'Man Bag' she is going with will be in a traditional grey suit, aubergine shirt.

    Question:- What colour backdrop?

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    3 X Nikon SB-700 Speedlights; Battery Grip; Manfrotto 679B Monopod

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    white........cause it can be all shades of grey.....or stark white ......or easy to select in ps and totally change it .........or any neutral beige creamy coloured wall.......white ceiling

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    +1. My wife is also fair skin and blond hair and a white high key portrait looks pretty good. Haven't tried low key yet, but I think high key is a better look.

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    Can't thank you enough for this.
    Really really appreciate it.

    Fred

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