Personal portrait

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  1. Ahmult

    Ahmult TPF Noob!

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    How to shoot a personal portait in a close look with a dark feel? What lighting should I use inside a room? What setting should I use in my camera?:meh:
     
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    A reflector, a tripod to hold the camera up, and use flash to make the background black...give that a wirl...
     
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    In the april ed. of photography monthly there was a big guide to lighting portraits. One was "The main light, fitted with a Mini-Soft reflector dish, was positioned above and slightly behind the model. The Triflector is positioned below, carefully directing light onto the model's face. Normally having a subject's eyes in the shadow doesn't work, but this portrait is all about atmosphere and harsh shadow give a powerful, manacing feel"

    I guess that would be a dark feel
     
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    dangit, i wish i could get my hands on that issue....
     
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    If you're going to shoot black and white, I'd try shooting with a single light source (A table lamp without a shade can even work), a single reflector and a dark background. A black sheet set a ways back should work fine.
     

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