I would like to share my recent works which are Black and White portraits. I tried to imitate a classic black & white look for this shooting.
For the clothing and background, I just used a simple black, white and grey tone color and tried to make it look like it was from the 70’s and early 80’s. For the makeup, I prefer to have more contrast and a strong outline effect on the face. I also attempted to create more contrast with the lighting setup.
I used a main light from the front to brighten the subject and black flags to cut out the reflecting, diffused light. It can help to create a high contrast to bring out stronger details and outlines of the face, but it might also lose some detail, especially on the hair.
Therefore, I put a small softbox on the top to brighten that area. For the first shot, I just put a light on the background to make it extremely white. For the second shot, I put a black and grey paper and a bright light to create three different tones as a background. Actually, the overall light setup is simple, but it can create a different kind of portrait shooting.
Monday, May 19 2014
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Friday, May 16 2014
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Tuesday, May 13 2014
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Monday, May 12 2014
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Sunday, May 11 2014
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Friday, May 02 2014
Enjoy an overview on how Jason Jia approaches lighting on outdoor fashion shoots