New Workshop! Lighting 3 | Advanced Off Camera Flash

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Started from a simple idea to focus the image on the shadows of the couple. What do you think about it? How can I improve the... (show more)
Exif Data
  • NIKON D750
  • 35.0 mm f/1.4
  • f/1.4
  • 35mm
  • 1/160
  • 1000

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Matthew Saville

    I think the shadow and the wall is enough of a photo by itself! This type of creative idea always deserves to be just a little bit more brave and risky; try cropping the couple out completely and just showing the wall and their shadow! I might try that composition while crouching right behind them within their shadow; sometimes you can hide yourself within their shadow and it looks really cool to have their shadow trail leading right away from the camera. Otherwise it’s still cool to see the 2-D image of the wall and the shadow, either way!

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    • Giorgio Zamboni

      Thank you Matthew, so I might try to crouching behind them filling the “shadow gap” between their legs, I want to improve the perspective. I have to try!  

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  2. Matthew Saville

    With this image the way it is, I think the light on them is just too hot; it causes the viewer’s eye to go to them, but their pose is optimized for the shadow, not the camera angle, so they just look like a blob to the camera.

    Either way, you’re definitely on the right track! Just always consider how brightness can influence subject emphasis, and consider how you might possibly frame a shot or light a shot to allow the viewer’s eye to go immediately to whichever part of the shot you want. In this case you might have been able to get this exact framing to look a little better by darkening the couple just a bit, too.

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    • Giorgio Zamboni

      the lights it too hot on the couple, and I understand that if I want this style of pictures I have remove them from the frame. In this picture.  I took the picture with their friends but I really don’t like the perspective. So The best way is hiding behind them :D . Thank you for your help.

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    • Matthew Saville

      I’m quite loving this other crop!

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