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One Face Fifty Ways

Shooting film noir-style photos

Film Noir was a term used to describe the dark, menacing thrillers and detective films that were hugely popular during the 1940s and 50s. The style, often in black and white, creates incredibly striking, cinematic […]

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The best ways to light a face

When taking a portrait of a model, lighting the face correctly can make or break the shot. Good lighting helps to highlight a model’s best features, provide shape and contour to the face, and also, […]

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Working with hard light

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, […]

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