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Old Oct 25, 2004, 11:49 AM   #1
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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:-)
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 1:11 PM   #2
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Go to your local Police station, they do portraits all the time (tongue-in-cheek reply).
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 2:13 PM   #3
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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
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 2:30 PM   #4
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Have you looked at the links on portrait lighting on the first post in the Flash Studio Forum?
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 2:57 PM   #5
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Softbox Softbox Softbox Softbox Softbox Softbox Softbox Softbox ...... and Softbox!



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Old Oct 25, 2004, 10:42 PM   #6
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Kalypso wrote:
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Have you looked at the links on portrait lighting on the first post in the Flash Studio Forum?

no but Im going to.:-)
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 10:49 PM   #7
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Photoshop! Photoshop! Photoshop!
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 11:30 PM   #8
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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)
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 11:34 PM   #9
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here ya go, i found it

http://www.sportsshooter.com/special...ght/index.html
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 1:08 AM   #10
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thanks for all that info, do you believe that you can actually age a person with the wrong lighting????
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