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| p.1 #16 · EXPOSURE: Three light portraits |
Sir DavidWEGS posted about a themed thread(s) where people could see different types of portraits/lighting and how they were put together (not sure if I really am interpreting his post correctly, but I'm going with this). So, this is an open thread with a theme of 3 light sources (the sun could be one, as well as artificial light). Post your image made with 3 (no more, no less) lights, and add a little bit about placement, environment, and maybe some goals/thought processes that went into making the image. Who knows, maybe we can all actually learn and be inspired by each other on FM instead of talking about good, bad, or no critiques, lol. This could also turn into a series with other themes (natural light, continuous light only, gelled lights, etc.) Let's see where it goes.
This is Natalie, after the sun had gone down. We lost all of our light rather quickly, there wasn't really a twilight period. We still wanted to shoot though, as she'd just changed into this red dress. I had trouble focusing with just a touch of light from the nearby streetlamps, though, so good old live view to the rescue. I placed one bare flash on the fountain ledge behind her cam R as an accent, another cam R in front thru umbrella, and another in an umbrella cam L a little bit further away. I brought back a little bit of the trees in the bkg in post to give it some more environment and not have it go pitch black, but otherwise this is very much how it looked OOC.
Have you noticed that everyone else's 3 light shots define and enhance the form? Did notice the yours totaly flattens the form? What's with the terrible shadow under her jaw line? Good lighting is about defining the form, not just getting enough light to expose the image.