This weekend, I decided to break out the pop-up background and one studio light to have some more fun and to experiment with my new Sekonic light meter. I set up one studio light with a softbox to my left and relied only on that one light.
Here is a shot of my wife and her favorite warm blooded mammal (nope - it is not me). Obviously, they see eye to eye.
For those of you who are not photographers, you might be surprised that the backdrop was pure white. Because I was exposing the camera for the subject and not the background, and because they were 5 feet from the background, the subject is exposed correctly and the background starts to go dark. If I had moved them farther from the backdrop and closer to my light, I could have exposed the images to make the background go completely black.