27. Dramatic Portraits

In this shoots Karl explores two different lighting modifiers to produce stunning dramatic portraits.

Comments

  1. Great work Karl..:) Thanks for bringing all of it to me..:)

  2. HI KARL,
    HOW DO YOU ADJUST F STOP THAT MEANS RATIO BETWEEN THE MAIN LIGHT AND BACKGROUND LIGHT WITHOUT USING A LIGHT METER FOR FASTER TUNNING UP THE SHOOT.
    THANKS IN ADVANCE.
    SASTRIPRASAD

    1. Hi Sastri, please watch chapter 1 and 6 of Light Source in the portrait section for a full and complete answer to this.

  3. Is the example photo from the next section on the Deep Umbrella (Chapter 28)?

    1. I’ll check that for you on the full res file in the morning and get back to you.

  4. Great info as always. The beauty dish seems to produce more pronounced shadows under the eyes. Do you lighten this area in post? The beauty box doesn’t seem to make the shadows quite as noticeable.

    1. Hi Martin, yes if necessary but a lot of it will be to do with the exact angle of the light, distance and of course the model. I find the 70cm beauty dish to be more sparkly and 3dimensional but my preferred modifier is the para 133 but as we limited ourselves to the more inexpensive modifiers for this course I didn’t use it in this course. You can see the 133 para in action in other modules.

  5. Thank you! This is easily the best photography education for the money and I consider myself a fairly experienced shooter. Lots of inspiration as well as information here.
    Cheers!

  6. Hello again Karl. Great video, as always. I was wondering, besides the differences the beauty dish vs. the beauty box obvious does in the overall lighthing how does this affect the catchlight that your clients request. Have you ever been in a situation when among others you were required a specific catchlight?

    1. Hi Bogdan, no although sometimes if a catchlight is unsightly (for example some people don’t like the catchlights from the Para 222) then we can retouch the eyes to create a new catchlight. This is commonly undertaken in advertising images but catchlights from the Beauty box or a beauty dish are easy to transform into a solid circle in photoshop.

Comments

You must be logged in to leave a comment.