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Snapper_T 18 867 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2017 2:26PM
Nice use of light
dimalexa 5 5 Greece
25 Sep 2017 5:14PM
Excellent poses and a lighting full of mysterious... Excellent work, John!
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2017 6:02PM
Hot lady John.
Kate Grin
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
25 Sep 2017 8:11PM

Quote:Hot lady John.
Kate Grin

Think I agree here.
femape 5 Argentina
25 Sep 2017 10:44PM
Excelente imagen
kaybee 18 8.4k 27 Scotland
26 Sep 2017 7:23AM
OMO ............... now there s a blast from the past
3 Oct 2017 6:08PM
I keep meaning to ask you about how do or where do you position your lights I always liked how the studios did portraits of stars in 40's and 50's have you ever thought of posting a picture of a set up for want of a better way of putting it. Just a thought.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1967 England
3 Oct 2017 7:23PM
Thanks for the idea, Tosh!

I may have a chance to do just that tomorrow, if I remember to do it...

Lighting here is a studio flash off to the right, around 4 or 5 feet away, through a beauty dish (around 20" diameter, with honeycomb on it). Simples.

The angle is crucial - moving the model (or the light) slightly backwards/forewards alters how the shadows fall a lot.

I also frequently use a workman's light: I have four, two halogen (hot!) and two LED, one of which is battery-powered, and cost around 30 from my local electrical wholesaler. I keep it in the car as a powerful torch in case of problems at night. These lights give even harsher shadows than the beauty dish.

And I have posted one or two 'how it was done' shots in the past - they aren't in any special position or order, though. It's almsot always simpler than everyone thinks, apart from the exposure (balance of highlight and shadow) and the angles.

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