WHEN TAK­ING POR­TRAITS…

Look for the soft­est pos­si­ble light

HWM (Singapore) - - LEARN -

For a at­ter­ing por­trait, start by po­si­tion­ing your sub­ject by a win­dow for that nat­u­ral, soft glow. If there are white cur­tains on the win­dow, close them to re­veal a pleas­ing soft­box ef­fect, or look for a white wall that re ects light off from it - that will also serve as a nice, soft light.

Shoot into the mid-tones or shad­ows

Hav­ing the high­light away from you al­lows your por­traits to look more di­men­sional and sculpted. Shoot­ing into the high­light of­ten re­sults in the sub­ject’s fea­tures look­ing at and bor­ing, so it’s best to avoid do­ing that.

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