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How to photograph a low-key studio portrait

How to photograph a low-key studio portrait

monday 4 september 2017, 20:02 | Elja Trum | 791 views | 0 comments

Photography is a play of light and shadows. Without shadow a photo will often fall flat. A low-key photo allows you to play with light and shadows. In a studio you have complete control over where the light and shadows are.

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Joel Grimes: Dramatic portraits with one light

Joel Grimes: Dramatic portraits with one light

thursday 6 july 2017, 13:13 | Elja Trum | 416 views | 0 comments

The excellent photographer and educator Joel Grimes created an insightful video for Westcott on how he shoots dramatic portraits of a male model. Joel takes you through the whole process step by step and tells you why he makes certain choices.

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The importance of pupil size in portraits

The importance of pupil size in portraits

monday 3 july 2017, 20:02 | Elja Trum | 227 views | 0 comments

The devil is in the details. This is certainly true in portraits. Even the size of the pupil in the eyes of your model can play a role in your image. The Koldunov Brothers show you the difference in this video.

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How to shoot a low-key bodyscape

How to shoot a low-key bodyscape

sunday 11 june 2017, 12:24 | Elja Trum | 1.954 views | 0 comments

When shooting a low-key photo, you're making sure that dark colors are dominant in your image. This causes the attention of the viewer to be directed to the few lighter parts and creates a powerful photo. Recently I shot a low-key bodyscape and I will tell you how you can do this too.

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Glyn Dewis: How to do cross lighting

Glyn Dewis: How to do cross lighting

thursday 8 june 2017, 16:32 | Elja Trum | 230 views | 0 comments

Using cross lighting is a great technique to create beautifully lit portraits. In this video photographer Glyn Dewis shows you how to position your lights in an easy way.

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A rainy day in the studio

A rainy day in the studio

friday 2 june 2017, 15:15 | Elja Trum | 587 views | 0 comments

When the weather is bad, you can always use your studio. However, you can also turn this the other way: create a rainy day in the studio, despite perfect weather outside.

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