How are these photos done?

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  1. Pariah

    Pariah TPF Noob!

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    I'm not able to get this on my own, so I thought I'd ask here for some advice. These are from stacieturnerphotography.com, and very lovely I think. I was wondering how she gets everything completely black except for her subject. So far mine are coming out nothing like this!

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    im guessing off camera lighting?...or editing after the picture is taken...or both
     
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    The parent is wearing black, as is the background. Lighting focused on the subject which isn't enough to illuminate the clothes, and most definitely not the background.
     
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    my guess would be that a softbox was used and directed just at the child
     
  5. Pariah

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    Ah...I figured so. Unfortunately I have nothing for decent lighting at the moment, but hopefully that will change in the future. I imagine that's much of my problem. ;)

    Thanks for the quick replies!
     
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    I did the same with my son's birth announcements with a simple flash and off shoe cord. Just as ANDS! said, I had the mother wearing a black velvet blouse and sitting in a chair that was covered with black cloth. It was actually quite a pleasant time for us being the new father and mother.
     

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