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PHOTOGRAPHY by KRISS on 29 march 2016

This is one of my favorite couple photographs of mine.
As I have previously stated I am not often happy with my work, I tend not to look at them for too long or I start curating it very harshly.
This morning I was starting to do the same thing with that one and then I said enough.

Anyways, that’s a photo I shot after a very long session with a model who came accompanied with her boyfriend.
During this session we worked on many different lighting techniques which I will not review in this post but I’ll post a few shots for you nonetheless.
What I want to explain is how to completely black out a subject or a couple to create dramatic and intimate images.
Since they still had some energy in them we moved to the studio and decided to treat them to a nice couple photo.
I had a black background already laid out and my best option was to get them topless to only get skin and black in the composition.

I used a couple of soft boxes which I didn’t fully open to narrow the passage of light.
I got the boxes as close to them as I could and shot with an 85mm.
A little blackening of the black and dark tones in light room, contrast, flesh tones and voila !

If you were to do black out completely a background with no studio and even outside you could still do it by out powering the natural light with your light source and use the same directions : Get the artificial source as close to the subject and narrow it’s range.

#lighttechniques #photography #tips

BLACKING OUT A BACKGROUND

BLACKING OUT A BACKGROUND

BLACKING OUT A BACKGROUND

BLACKING OUT A BACKGROUND

BLACKING OUT A BACKGROUND

BLACKING OUT A BACKGROUND

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