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Lisa Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2004
 

Available light portraits


Does anyone have any tried and true tricks to available light portraits? I did my first shoot today, no lights. I placed a white background near a North window and used a white reflector board to light up the shadowed side. Does anyone have any tips that has done this same setup? Thanks


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9/25/2004 4:00:34 PM

 
ISHAK ABDUL KARIM   U had said it, U had done it. Jus move the fast around a lil bit, and concentrate on ur composition, if the window is too big, cut light from reaching the lower chest a most window portraits looks beautiful at up to waist only. Meter on the nose, the cheeks in shadow, and other areas that give u different readings. For contrasty effect do not use any diffuser .- set on the highlights for dreamy soft light which most North window gives, use diffusion for an ethereal effect. Hope this helps.


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9/27/2004 6:11:26 PM

 
ISHAK ABDUL KARIM   U had said it, U had done it. Jus move the face around a lil bit, and concentrate on ur composition, if the window is too big, cut light from reaching the lower chest a most window portraits looks beautiful at up to waist only. Meter on the nose, the cheeks in shadow, and other areas that give u different readings. For contrasty effect do not use any diffuser, set on the highlights. For dreamy soft light which most North window gives, use diffusion for an ethereal effect. Hope this helps.


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9/27/2004 6:14:34 PM

 
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