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Old fashioned silhuette head shots. help required

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    bluesandtwos
    15 Jul 2013 - 8:59 PM

    Hi all, I fancy having a go at the old fashioned (Edwardian?) style of portraits, the ones usually solid black on white.

    Would a good technique be to sit the subject side on in front of a light box (I don't actually own one yet Blush but hopefully soon Smile). Or would that cause too much flare around the edges?
    Could it be done as a standard picture and photoshopped? If so, any suggestions how would be a relatively quick and easy method?

    Any help and advice anyone could give would be much appreciated,

    Dave

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    Griff2012
    Griff2012 e2 Member 2329 forum postsGriff2012 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Jul 2013 - 9:25 PM

    Try large sheet of white paper stuck to a window - as you say, subject sat side on. Meter from the light background and the shot is mostly there. Will probably need a bit of tweaking in editing software to achieve the 'black'. Have fun and looking forward to the results Smile

    llareggub
    llareggub  4678 forum posts United Kingdom
    16 Jul 2013 - 5:51 AM

    It's not exactly traditional but very easy to do, white wall, flash behind me and the camera in front and there you go. Needed to clean a little around the edges but not really a problem.

    bluesandtwos
    16 Jul 2013 - 8:08 AM

    Thank you both, now I need the time to play Smile.

    Llareggub, that is a cracking picture!

    Thanks again guys for taking the time to help out.

    Dave

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