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#1 Bill Totolo

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:40 PM

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:42 PM

Good lighting can add alot, more than a "makeover" or even plastic surgery. ;)

Seriously, unless you are a "shoot and run" photojournalist, you have some control over lighting (even if it is as simple as changing your position, or the posing of the talent). Use it. The improvement will be obvious.
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#3 Tim J Durham

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:47 PM

A few more examples...

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 02:09 PM

I don't agree that "good lighting" equals beautiful people and "bad lighting" equals not so beautiful people.

Good lighting supports your story and accomplishes your goals. Bad lighting does not. Simple as that.

And in your pictures, there's much more going on than simply "bad lighting". Make up, composition and wardrobe are as much of a factor as is the lighting.

Edited by Craig Knowles, 27 February 2006 - 02:11 PM.

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#5 Matt Irwin

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:10 PM

Wow, those shots are pretty funny! Not at all surprising, though. In addition to good lighting, those women also have Photoshop on their side. Nothing like that healing tool!
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#6 Mike Welle

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:29 PM

"There is nothing good or bad but thinking that makes it so."

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