SQIBB stands for studio quality invisible black background. Learning to take studio quality pictures is a valuable skill. Learn the process of taking quality black background portraits and product shots without a studio in this blog post!

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These studio quality invisible black background headshots are of Kimberly Dye. SQIBB is short for studio quality black background. Would you guess this photo was taken just in a hallway of a campus building? The process is simple. Using these the right camera settings, you can create studio quality black background portraits in almost any location. I used a speed light, with the settings at 100 ISO, 1/100sec, and f/4. I lightened her eyes and touched up her skin in Adobe Lightroom.

 

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Check out the behind the scenes of this studio quality invisible black background¬† shot! As you can see, this SQIBB shot was taken in a bright school hallway. I used a dark backdrop to help darken the background, although this wasn’t necessary. We used three off camera lights.

 

 

Here is a studio quailty invisible black background shot using the light painting technique. 

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To learn more about portrait lighting, visit https://www.borrowlenses.com/blog/portrait-lighting/

 

Check out my next blog post, OSES, meaning ordinary spot, extraordinary shot.

OSES-Ordinary Spot, Extraordinary Shot