how do i do this...

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by skatephoto, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. skatephoto

    skatephoto TPF Noob!

    Nov 14, 2003
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    I am shooting portrait photography for one of my college classes and i was gonna try for a couple of shots to make a little home made studio type thing. the picture that i kinda want to get is one of my friend with a complete black background with only the side of his face lit up. does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this; how to expose him so the not dark part of him is exposed correctly while the rest is black. i guess i will need a black sheet or something for the background? i dont know any one have some suggestions? thanks

  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Aug 25, 2003
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    Try to keep the light off the background, and set it up so that the exposure on the "black" side is about 5 or 6 stops less than the exposure of the lit part of his face.

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