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By Christopher Grey

Incorporating numerous different types of good looks photography—maternity, health, boudoir, Maxim type, Goth glamour, and fetish glamour—this consultant describes the inventive and technical nuances of every style whereas instructing posing and compositional innovations. Explaining the best way to decide upon renowned lighting fixtures and modifiers, the consultant is helping beginner photographers create lovely pics with temper and character that spotlight the main fascinating features of the topic. a sequence of case reports from portrait classes and particular diagrams for recreating the pictures also are incorporated.

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8, lit by the softbox alone, is quite lovely. I followed the same lighting and metering regimen as in the previous example and, as before, the difference between the two lights was 2 stops. Even though the final light, at first blush, looks much like the first example with the beauty bowl, closer examination reveals softer shadows and less harsh highlights on the model’s hair along with a snappier light on her face that’s softer than that of the beauty bowl by itself. 9 and diagram 7B. Of course, you’re not tied down to a 2-stop difference between the lights.

It throws light in a broader arc than a standard reflector, so it was moved into the model’s space until I saw an effect I liked, about 3 feet away. The model was standing only 5 feet from the background, a position I chose because I wanted enough light to hit the background to illuminate it enough so as to not need a hair light. 7. I used a large softbox, set 3 feet farther back, or about 6 feet from the subject. As you know, a large softbox placed so close to the model will produce very soft light.

8) are from such a shoot, although the concept of a formal engagement portrait never came up. The couple wanted to bypass the traditional and go straight to the romantic, and I was happy to oblige. My first setup used the beauty bowl and diffuser combo. I’d posed the couple loosely, then put the light on a boom and swung it over the them. As they were posed in an embrace, I knew it would be relatively easy to get them to forget about me, that they would start to cuddle before I was ready (and I’ll freely admit I took extra time to get there, to give them more time with each other).

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