Sarit Kevesh wrote: This is a good set. I like the composition of the second shot. The fact that I cannot see his face, makes more mysterious.
Troponin wrote: I think youre ready for a little lighting challenge!
In the second photo, the man’s face is too dark. You caught some back lighting but underexposed the front. Back lighting is tricky and takes some practice. It’s not difficult to underexpose your subject’s face and overexpose with the backlighting. When the two become more balanced, you will get a better overall exposure. Remember that with backlighting, the subject’s front will appear a little darker than usual, but should still be able to make out details.
The challenge is this; Trying placing the windows at your subjects side, front, and back, and attempt to get proper exposures. Play with shadows a bit to create more drama. Search for a chart that shows you the different angles of a single light to create shadows. Rembrandt is a common one, although if you aren’t telling your model how to pose and stay still, this can be rather difficult. Just look at a chart to give you an idea of all of te different options. There are something like 6-8 single light angles that you can hit that will give nice shadows and detail. Once you become familiar with them, you will start to notice them on people’s faces when you don’t have the camera in your hands and you will start seeing the shots!
Is this a shooting challenge or a post challenge ? I just took the shot from where I was sitting
Troponin wrote: These are fantastic, Mike! Your photography is really improving!
NewavaMike wrote: A few more....
This last one is two monks at the St. Benedictine Brewery in Mt. Angel Oregon. They brew beer and drink it too apparently
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