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I can't seem to get definition of Jaw line with beard. Any tips. Also I prefer to shoot anywhere from 1.4 to 2.8 but find it very hard... (show more)
Exif Data
  • X-T2
  • f/2.8
  • 56mm
  • 1/59.999999999999
  • 100

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  1. Matthew Saville

    Nicely done, NK, although I would have cropped this frame just slightly to the right, since that is the direction he is looking; it would give the image a little more room to breathe so to speak.

    As for lighting the beard, that’s usually just a matter of getting the right snooted light to shone on him; in this image I can see there is a bit of rim light on his neck and cheek but not his jawline; I might try moving that rim light around on the left until it hits his beard a little bit. It might require some serious snooting or flagging to get it to emphasize his jawline without also blasting the rest of his cheek or nose, but it could be done. Overall, fantastic job though!

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  2. David Spates

    The right eye looks sharp, the left eye out of focus compared to the right. I have no idea about your cameras limitations though. As far as jaw line, I would have had him give a slight head tilt to the right, and drop the chin down just a tad. Search for Peter Hurley headshots on youtube or google he is a master as perfecting the jawline.

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