32. Two light male portrait This time Karl Taylor becomes the subject in this dramatic portrait and let’s face it if I can come out looking good then it must be an amazing lighting setup! Comments July 9, 2017 Log in to Reply Svein Arne Grønnevik Great to see some humour in the lessons also. When shoot and crop a business portrait, is it any kind of “rule” where to crop by the shoulders? Should I crop the arms away or should I keep them in the final photo? July 9, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Svein, if they require a ‘headshot’ i like to supply similar to the example shot that Urs took of me here, although sometimes the client doesn’t want the top of the head cropped, but in fashion or artistic portraiture this is quite common as it brings more focus to the face. If the arms and hands don’t look clumsy then it’s perfectly acceptable to do a wider crop but every shot or set up should be thought about in advance. Here’s some examples that might give you some ideas https://karltaylorportfolio.com/business/ July 10, 2017 Log in to Reply Svein Arne Grønnevik Thank you very much for the answer. 🙂 July 11, 2017 Log in to Reply Thijs Remie Super nice how this long and narrow softbox creates such a sharp catchlight in Karl’s eye. July 20, 2017 Log in to Reply MizUniverse hahaha! I enjoy Karl’s sense of humour so much! Thanks. Another great video 🙂 July 29, 2017 Log in to Reply Jason Dudley Great humour and relaxed feeling as always with videos of you two. Great example of how useful the falloff of light can be with working in a small space. August 16, 2017 Log in to Reply Sean Paget Is this the best model you could find. I feel for the ladies. August 19, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor It’s the only one we could afford 🙂 August 24, 2017 Log in to Reply Mark Harris Great idea using the card to make a smaller lights. As someone with the same carefully groomed hairstyle, costs a fortune in hair gel, this video is definitely worth watching for future reference. August 25, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor 🙂 September 23, 2017 Log in to Reply Ivan Cabrera wow every single episode is blowing my mind, is great all this work thanks, Karl, I use a similar setup for my visa pic, I use speedlights, so far is one of the best pictures I had September 25, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Cheers Ivan. November 14, 2017 Log in to Reply Peter Scully Great technique making small softboxes smaller. Also, it’s an absolute joy watching you and Urs work together. 🙂 November 14, 2017 Log in to Reply Geoff Guthro Nice portrait Karl. Great technique and use of the strip box. November 26, 2017 Log in to Reply Douglas Dean Hi Karl. How do you modify this setup if your subject wears glasses? Wouldn’t the large reflector show up in the subject’s glasses? Any tips on dealing with that? November 26, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Douglas, I photograph a lot of people wearing glasses and some glasses with good antireflection services are less of a problem and of course if you adopt the principle of very close softbox as in chapter 21 of this course then the reflective effect of glasses will be minimal compared to the exposure level of the skin. December 10, 2017 Log in to Reply Kamel Bitar it’s just amazing, am learning a lot, and am very happy to learn from one of the best photographer, thanks again December 10, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Thank you Kamel. December 15, 2017 Log in to Reply Stephen Braccioforte Hi Karl, I’m loving this course..Thank You In regards to this shot: Is this achievable at a further distance with a larger rectangular softbox? Could you use two pieces of black cardboard up close to someone while the large softbox was further away? December 18, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Stephen, no it wouldn’t because of the fall off of light and the inverse square law. Please watch the theoretical chapters 1-15 of this course and then come back to me if you have further questions. February 5, 2018 Log in to Reply Halford Dace Thank you Karl and Urs (and team!), What I find most exciting about this one is that in all the other portrait lighting modules, the models are beautiful young, thin, pale-and-smooth-skinned women. And although it’s really helpful to see what light control can do with these broadly similar kinds of subjects, I would be interested to hear more about what light character, distance and angle can do when exploring, perhaps, fuller figures, older skin and darker skin tones. That said, I’m really grateful for this amazing course you have developed. Thanks again! February 5, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Halford, Thanks also check some of our previous live shows for some demonstrations with an older male model. And the ‘Emotion of Light’ one has some other interesting theory stuff that I think you will enjoy. We also have some ‘real people’ courses in the making. Comments You must be logged in to leave a comment.