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Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image by Scott Kelby

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Chapter Three: 2-Light Dramatic Setup

Dramatic Glamour Lighting

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The Setup

The idea here is to create a very dark, dramatic look. You can create this look with either one or two lights, and if you look at the thumbnails on the previous page, you’ll see my shoot started with just the one main light you see here to the right. But, because her hair was dark against the dark black seamless paper, I added a strip bank in the back to light the other side of her hair, yet still leave some shadows and drama on the left side of her face.

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