December 2020 // The How-to Edition

I even like to recreate that high noon, hard outdoor lighting in the studio. Just like when outside, I pay close attention to make sure the model keeps her head slightly up and finds her light. I directed the model to do very dynamic and editorial posing to go along with the hard, punchy lighting in this studio shoot. This is just another example of how lighting can inspire or dictate how the subject should pose.

In contrast, I love the way masculine subjects look in hard light even when their face is down or away. The deep shadows and contrast can create that rough and raw look most clients love for masculine shots.

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