Always Be Prepared For Portraits; Carry Your Window Light In A Box Page 2
Dramatic Results, Easy
Using the exact same lighting technique of lighting half of the face with the backlight and my normal lighting pattern with the front light, you can create extraordinary specular highlights on the edge of the cheek and the bridge of the nose simply by moving the camera position to see the 2/3 view of the face.
Notice, too, that because the lights are brighter than normal modeling lights with strobes, the black of the subjects' eyes contract and you see the color of the eyes much better than ever before.
The only difference in this shot (far left) is that I photographed her from the full-face camera position. It's pretty remarkable how much the lighting seems to change simply by changing the camera position from full face to 2/3.
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