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aladyforty Oct 25, 2004 10:49 AM

What is the most flattering lighting for portraits? Is there an unflattering lighting eg that makes wrinkles stand out more etc. Ive noticed sometimes I can take a shot that ages a person more than they look in real life. Also I noticed natural outdoor light is less likely to cause this problem. any Ideas for indoor photography lighting welcome:-)

Setiprime Oct 25, 2004 12:11 PM

Go to your local Police station, they do portraits all the time (tongue-in-cheek reply).

cameranserai Oct 25, 2004 1:13 PM

Bounce flash, not direct, and buy a "soft" filter. This will make the image look ethereal and ever so slightly fuzzy, but removes all the crows feet and lines. I assume you have an SLR since getting a decent portrait with a point-and-press is not going to be an easy task at all

Oct 25, 2004 1:30 PM

Have you looked at the links on portrait lighting on the first post in the Flash Studio Forum?

Freefly Oct 25, 2004 1:57 PM

Softbox Softbox Softbox Softbox Softbox Softbox Softbox Softbox ...... and Softbox!

aladyforty Oct 25, 2004 9:42 PM

Kalypso wrote:

Have you looked at the links on portrait lighting on the first post in the Flash Studio Forum?

no but Im going to.:-)

NHL Oct 25, 2004 9:49 PM

Photoshop! Photoshop! Photoshop!


bradg Oct 25, 2004 10:30 PM

joey terrill had a breakout session atlast yearssportsshooter workshop and luau which went over over the 3 funtmenal rules of lighting, and a bunch of tips and tricks, it was one of the most educational speachs ive ever heard

i know that they had a video somewere, if you give me a second, i'll find the video, i highly recomend you watch it(i think there is more than one video)

bradg Oct 25, 2004 10:34 PM

here ya go, i found it

aladyforty Oct 26, 2004 12:08 AM

thanks for all that info, do you believe that you can actually age a person with the wrong lighting????

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