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Category: Lighting

Use a wall when you want that high key look - Chris Hanley tells us how a wall can help your photography.

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Chris Hanley is a photographer who specialises in weddings and portraits.  He likes to approach his work differently to other photographers and has recently started to do "cherish the dress shoots" a backlash to the harsh trash the dress shoots that are now popular.  You can learn more about him and his work at Chris Hanley.

Here's his tip about reducing camera shake:

"It sometimes is difficult to get a high key look to a portrait on location in low light levels without risking camera shake. I get my subject to lean against a wall. I also lean the camera and lens against the wall too. I can handhold the camera at speeds of 1/20th second at about F/4 ISO 800."

Photograph by Chris Hanley

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DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2010 - 1:54 PM

Handy tip and a great shot that proves it works!

Last Modified By DRicherby at 7 Feb 2010 - 1:54 PM
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pulsar69  91611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 7:40 PM

Interesting tip , however trash the dress shoots are not harsh ? and giving them another name really doesnt re-invent the wheel ?

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