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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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white colored background?

how do you guys get your backgrounds to appear white? is it possible to do if your background is black? backgrounds such as this..:






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it's not a white background, rather it's a studio lighting trick.
the tank has no background. they hang a white sheet around,
then light it from behind with 5000k or higher fluorescent lighting, so
you are looking through the back tank glass at a glowing white sheet.
then they photoshop out any wiring or plumbing left in the shot.
the wave effect on the top water line is done by simply using a fan.
the light and dark shadow on the rocks is from using halide lighting.
the black or white photo boarder beyond the edges of the tank glass
is also a photoshop wipe.

most prefer dark backgrounds in the back of their tanks.
if you search PTF you'll find lots of discussions on this.
I prefer a mirror behind my tank to increase it's depth,
but I also line the rear of my tank with stem plants so
the mirror does not distract my fish too much. one day
I hope to own a much a deeper tank with no mirror


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Steven Chong may come in on this thread. On his tank, he has some sort of white "box" on the outside of his tank that covers the sides and back of his tank. He creates the surface ripples with a hair dryer for photo shoots.

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