Would like to take a dramatic portrait with simple lighting setup!? It’s possible just to work with a single Phottix Indra500 TTL Studio Light and light modifier! Check out the below tutorial video by Miguel Quiles.
Here is a tip besides technical knowledge:
One very important step in achieving this look is to coach your subject. Because of the shallow depth-of-field, you want to avoid having them smile, as their teeth will be out of focus and end up being a distraction to the viewer. In this shoot I gave the model a range of expressions that I wanted her to interpret (i.e. thoughtful, intense, whimsical) to put her in the right frame of mind when giving different looks from one snap to the next.
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