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advise on nude lighting

Ruben Silva , Jan 09, 2006; 07:14 p.m.

Hi. I am learning, and would appreciate your advice about the known techniques on body (studio) lighting for nudes and portraits, as well as outdoor lighting for the same thematics. Thank you very much! Ruben


Ivan Dzo , Jan 10, 2006; 03:48 a.m.

Ruben, you want advice on ALL the known techniques for portrait and nude lighting both in studio and outdoors. That is a huge question that can only be answered by reading a book on lighting - not here. Go to the lighting forum and bottom right is administration. This is a list of lighting themes that will answer some of your questions.

Beepy . , Jan 11, 2006; 01:49 a.m.


You know, try these photo.net articles:


Scott Walton , Jan 11, 2006; 09:34 a.m.

Portraits and especially nudes are lit for contours. To me working with light is part of the fun of it all but you need to know the rules to be able to break the effectively. There are many ways to light both, from one softbox to 5 or 6 lights/reflectors. Find a style you like and try to replicate it. Alot of my "still lifes" are done with an Extra large softbox for a light and airy feeling and placement of the light is crucial to light the subject for their best look...

Ruben Silva , Jan 12, 2006; 03:59 a.m.

IVAN: yes, I can imagine it�s a huge subject. I am trying to understand the basics for now. Guess that a good lighting book would help. Any suggestion?

BEEPY: thanks for tour answer. I already read these and went to go further.

SCOTT: thanks for your recommendation. I will explore this

Thank you all. Regards.Ruben

A. Aboud Dweck , Feb 14, 2006; 05:06 p.m.

Hi Ruben, send me a more specific question and I will see if I can help you. I have over 30 years studio lighting experience and I will be glad to help you - or anyone else on photo.net for that matter.

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