Here are the two working files sooc:





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Demonstration with tungsten lights.

Rembrandt:
-backlight
-hairlight
-mainlight
-fill/white board
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Loop: What NOT to do!
Don’t let that nose shadow run into the lower cheek shadow…
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This is what Loop SHOULD look like:
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Butterfly:
- make sure the shadow is centered directly under the nose
- and use a bounce card to fill that shadow under the neck
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Chiaroscuro:
- point light source
- defined by strong/contrasty shadows
- many different ways of doing it
- you could use venetian blinds or grids or cut shapes in cardboard and shine the light through… snoots, you get the idea.

I only took this sample image of Wayne setting up:
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I hope this helps Hannah! :)

Samples of: Rembrandt & Butterfly

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I wish I’d kept the PSD of all the color work I did. Next time I’ll try to make note.

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The elements:
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The crop:
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The edit:
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I mainly just boosted the contrast for this. There’s not much you can do in terms of vignetting and color when working with a “black board.”

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The focus is on the lighting. So these have to be SOOC for the most part (it’s okay to remove dust and fibers).

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(This one was shot through lace to diffuse the light and give it that soft glow.)

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