Lighting Techiques

I recently attended a workshop on lighting where we worked on a number of techniques to bring out the pictures to their max. Commencing with a simple one light setup we began with the use of a beauty dish above the model and a reflector below. This provided us with catch-lights in our model’s eyes in two places (upper and lower eye). A sample is here with our Model Katlyn.

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Katlyn – Clamshell (Beauty Dish and Reflector) Upper and Lower

The Second setup was similar but we used two Soft Boxes in an horizontal layout. Here the catch-light appeared in two places again however the angle was horizontal this time.

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Next we tried some shots with back-lighting. This was done with a strobe and a blue gel cover to give a blue colour to the image.

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Here is a sample of an image created this way with our model Katlyn.

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Blue Back light on blue hair light image.

Be sure to check out the other shots of Katlyn on my Flickr Site.

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Playing in Photoshop again

I just upgraded to Photoshop CC and decided to pull up some older photos to see what I could do with them. I also found a couple of free Photoshop Actions (www.panosfx.com) that provided some really interesting effects. These photos were done using some of those actions.

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