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  1. tanz1983

    tanz1983 TPF Noob!

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    I don't know how to really search for this. I love doing b&w pics. I am particularly interested in top lighted pics. For instance, a clear glass bowl on a black background where all you see is the outline due to the light. I want to do people shots like this, but I don't know how to set up my lighting. Does anyone have suggestions?
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If it's a silhouette image you want, strong backlighting is what is req'd.
     
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    tanz1983 TPF Noob!

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    Kinda like a silhouette, but I want to have the curves lighted.
     
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    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    contre-jour or something it's called as far as i remember.

    just had a look though and i think this term is used for silhouettes.
     
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    Strong backlight + rim lighting is what you want.
     
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    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just make sure your directional lighting is UBER strong and expose purposely placing the shadows on about Zone I - I 1/2.
     
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    tanz1983 TPF Noob!

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    thanks guys.
     

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