Development of “4″ Light Image
I will tell you what I did for post production on this image. I know this is going to disappoint some of you, but anyone who knows me well will understand that I don’t spend hours in Photoshop. So when I tell you what I did to the image, you may think.. that’s it?
First I removed any blemishes on the subject. Then I added a bit of Lucis Art. You can get a very similar look for a lot less money from Topaz Detail. (I think I have a DonChick code there that can save you a little too). Then I darkened the white stripe on his shoulder. I didn’t like how it drew my eye away from the subjects face. Next I darkened the edges, put a border around it and added the thin stroke.
Most of my work was done “in camera” so there was maybe 10 minutes of Photoshop. I left the “pull-back” image in this newsletter so you could study the lighting setup. Know your lighting and how to create beautiful images in camera…. That will serve you well.
One “light” produces a four light set up!
- A very large soft box on my main light. To control highlight to shadow contrast (fill light), I used a reflector
- To add a bit of accent light I added the 2nd reflector
- Finally, background light
- was provided by the extra large main light soft box. You could even say that there was a bit of “hair” light as the main light bounced off the low ceiling.
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