White on Black

We used a white object, because the color white reflects light as opposed to a black object, which absorbs light. Because white objects reflect light, it’s easier to make its detail more noticeable or less noticeable, depending on your camera’s EV value setting.

For white on white photos, a darker exposure helped enhance the details of the white bow but caused a gray tint; whereas a lighter exposure would wash the details of the white bow out.

White on White

For white on black photos, an exposure that was just slightly darker helped really enhance the details of my white object. It could have been due to the lighting that I was shooting in as well.

For black on black photos, a lighter exposure value helped to bring out the details of my black object.

For the white on white and black on black photos, the objects got lost into the background with increasing EV values on both ends of the spectrum because the camera is constantly searching for a gray value, meaning that it’s always searching for the lightest light, and the darkest dark.