Volume Shooting Setup

When photographing volume work, it is imperative to set up your background and lighting correctly, as well as having proper camera settings. This will ensure that the images are accurately exposed to produce high quality images for printing.

Using proper camera settings allows you to control variables for consistent exposure throughout the entire photo shoot.  Here are some recommended settings for your camera; always test your setup before a photo shoot.  See below for info on submitting test images.

  • ISO: 100 (preferred)
  • Shutter Speed: 1/160
  • F/stop: 11 (preferred)
  • Picture Control: Portrait
  • White Balance: Flash
    • Always avoid using auto white balance
  • Color Space: sRGB
  • Auto Rotate: Off
  • File Numbering: Sequential/Continuous

When capturing RAW format, we recommend using the following settings.

Recommended Camera Settings

Temperature Set the temperature value depending on the light source.  Increasing the value will make images warmer, lowing the value will make images cooler.

Contrast We recommend keeping contrast below +10.

Blacks We recommend keeping a value of less than +5.

Clarity We recommend keeping a value of less than +5.

Note It is important to keep in mind that monitors have much wider color gamut than photographic paper, and that colors on your monitor may not always reproduce on photo prints.

To prepare for the upcoming season, we recommend that you shoot tests with your backdrop setup and proper camera settings and then submit the unedited files to Full Color for analyzing and test printing.

Submit Test Images