Color test question??

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by stradibarrius, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. stradibarrius

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    When taking a photograph of several brightly colored items, (box of crayons etc.) for a color test does the background color effect the results?
    Should the background be black or white?
     
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    It will not change the colour rendition of each individual item but may affect (not effect*) your meter reading depending upon your method.


    * sorry, being pedantic!



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    It will subjectively change your interpretation of the image.

    Background color can also affect reflected light.

    You should choose gray, black or white. Gray is preferred IIRC.

    PE