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Focus On Lighting Photos by Robin Reid, Fil Hunter

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Chapter 1: There’s More Than One Way to Get Things Done

WELL START WITH profile lighting. It’s fairly easy. This is not lighting we’ll often use, because it works only with one head position. Okay, two positions: camera-left and camera-right, essentially the same thing done from each direction. Still, the subject doesn’t have to “pose” for the picture. Well, the person does pose, but because the subject doesn’t have to face the camera, he or she doesn’t have to interact with the camera. The subject need not be friendly, dignified, warm, assertive; any emotion or no emotion will work. This gives us two advantages.

First, we don’t need a professional ...

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