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How best to use reflectors

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To create indirect light you can use gold, silver, and white reflectors like a bounce card. If, for example you’re shooting swimwear when it’s super-cold outside, the natural light can look frigid. But when you use a gold reflector to…

portrait lighting

The basics of multiple lights for portraits

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The art of portraiture is about learning how to use lights to create highlights and shadows that sculpt the subject’s facial features and body contours to create form, and the illusion of depth and dimensionality. Light is the tool by…

hard light

Working with hard light

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Hard light is created by placing the model in front of a strong, directional light source. This creates a defined gradation between light and shadow as the light hits the subject. Generally in portrait photography, the most beautiful images are…

sharpness

Placing sharpness. Or: deciding on your focal point.

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Selective focus would seem to be a no-brainer; you either choose a point in the scene to place your focus, or you let the camera do it for you. But, as simple as that may seem, there are many things…

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