Taking some pictures from my recent shoot with Rikki, I compare these two shots to demonstrate a simple yet important bit of lighting advice.
With the exception of certain dramatic effect or special lighting shots, I find it is best to keep the whole model in the same light. A common mistake I made early on was not actually looking at the face, and comparing it to the body of the model to see if the lighting matched well. This produced images which didn't look as good, and were painful to edit or correct later. Often just turning the models face, adjusting the lighting, or taking a step forward into the light can make a world of difference. Learn from your photos!
Hope my fellow photographers find this useful!
Original Photos by
Model: Rikki, as Haruko from FLCL
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