Rim-lighting attempt with Rio


pschlute

Link Posted 23/03/2019 - 16:16
An attempt at a different style of portrait using rim-lighting.

I used a reflector lamp facing him at the 2 o'clock position. A weak umbrella at 4 o'clock position as fill, and a snoot high up at the 10 o'clock position as a hair light.

i am thinking he may need a bit more illumination on his back ....possibly a reflector ?

Just practicing and would appreciate any comments.

ps. yes his hair needs a brush !



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Chrism8

Link Posted 23/03/2019 - 17:08
Imho I think his nose from the tip of his nose under his eye as far as his ear needs just a tad more light, it maybe just a reflector needs to be added, worth a look ?
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pschlute

Link Posted 23/03/2019 - 17:32
Thanks Chris.

I will try with a bit more fill power for the umbrella which will light his facing profile a bit more and a reflector for the back.
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Sry

Link Posted 23/03/2019 - 18:19
I prefer those from the first set, lighting-wise. This one seems a bit harsh, comparatively. Just personal preference, of course!

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pschlute

Link Posted 27/03/2019 - 22:47
Well i had another attempt at profile lighting. i tried increasing the fill light but it wasn't working for me. So i went the other way and reduced the fill light right down and got what I was after. A more dramatic profile picture, with the side of his nose almost completely in shadow.

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Last Edited by pschlute on 27/03/2019 - 22:48

MilesGreen

Link Posted 28/03/2019 - 06:19
He's really cute, and definitely deserves some bacon for posing. Or a steak...
(mine won't pose, or he'll stare in a disgruntal way)

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 28/03/2019 - 09:25
Thatís a very striking portrait Peter... Iím not an expert in this field by any means, but I do like the half silhouette in this one, and how the light is just catching his right eye...

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