Corrective Lighting, Posing & Retouching for Digital by Jeff Smith

By Jeff Smith

<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">With concepts for reaching a faultless portrait, this guide exhibits tips to create gorgeous, specialist photos in any environment. the way to delicately speak about and evaluation a subject’s visual appeal and his or her particular matters mix with examples on how refined alterations in lights and posing can flatter subjects—by slimming the waist and hips, bettering the bust, narrowing the nostril, lowering a double chin, and concealing baldness—helping portrait photographers sensitively downplay perceived flaws. additionally illustrating how the most recent in electronic imaging expertise can repair difficulties, this up to date source indicates how one can digitally get rid of zits, whiten tooth, get rid of braces, and fasten disregarded garments difficulties. innovations for processing uncooked records and for optimizing JPEG records for speedy, yet constant, taking pictures also are incorporated. With enormous quantities of recent photographs, before-and-after sequences, and informative textual content, this is often the last word reference for growing appealing, flattering portraits.

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The best part of using a reflector to fill the shadow is that what you see is what you get. SHADOW, NOT LIGHT Because of our photographic training, we often think that corrective lighting will do the most to hide flaws. Well, it doesn’t! In fact, our “training” in how to light a portrait is the biggest problem. ” Corrective techniques, however, rely on shadow, not light. Any student photographer with two lights and a meter can create a decent portrait—just put the main light at a 45-degree angle to the subject and place the other light behind the camera.

Notice the way people lay, lean or rest their bodies, legs, arms, and even faces. See how people use one part of the body to support another. They will bring up their knees to support their arms and bring up their hands to support their heads. Casual poses are used when the portrait is to be given to a loved one, like a sibling or parent. Glamorous Posing. Glamorous poses make the person look alluring—the way they wish they looked all the time. Ideas for these poses can be found in sources from fashion magazines to lingerie catalogs.

Whether these portraits are taken in a head-andshoulders or full-length style, the posing is largely linear, with only slight changes in the angles of the body. Whether sitting or standing, the spine of the body stays fairly straight and the shoulders stay fairly square. The back is straight and the chest is up (unless photographing a woman with a large bust). Casual Posing. Casual poses show the person you are photographing as they really are. Watching people as they relax, read a book, watch TV, or have a picnic at a park will A glamorous pose makes the subject look as attractive as possible—the way they would want to look for their significant other.

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