Having draped the blanker over the head rest of my bed I put something on it and set up the camera and tripod. I was looking for a white background however as you can see, the lighting isn’t great.
Whats worse is how the camera took the white balance.
As you can see – its not exactly white. This isn’t a problem though. My 600D has an option in the menu for me to set a custom white balance. When selected it asked me to choose an image, so i did. It seems that it then took the majority colour in the image and treats it as white. (I was not shooting RAW for this as I was playing, so I couldn’t really colour correct in post-processing)
All the following pictures had a nice fluffy white background 🙂
The only thing I did wrong here was used Aperture Priority – The camera kept changing the shutter speed based on what it thinks is a correct exposure. This means that some of the images are a tad darker than others. Where it is correct though; It works.
Some examples below. Note the darker ones 🙁 – Manual all the way if you can!