Part 1: Posing and Head Positions
Mug Shot- straight on
3/4th- one ear disappears
7/8th- chin slightly to the left or right
By the way these were all taken before we went to watch the USA vs. Ghana game (more on that later).
Part two: Lighting Patterns
So the lighting in all these pictures pretty much sucks, but I was pressed on time and wanted to get the assignment done. This only equals poor pictures.
Split lighting- half the face in the light and half in the shadow.
Not sure if this is Loop (shadow to the side and a loop of light on the face) or Rembrandt (shadow on jawbone and triangle of light on the face) or neither. I am thinking Rembrandt.
Back lighting- back towards the light source.
I managed not to get an example of butterfly/paramount lighting which is the light source at a 45 degree angle in the sky and the subject is facing the light. You get a little shadow under your nose on this one. Like I said not my best work.
Part three: Window light vs. Open shade
Window lighting from the side
Open shade- not good to have the spots of light coming through the tree for this assignment, if you are going for that effect it is good, I wasn't.
So there you go. Any tips or advice on getting good lighting I would love to hear it! A work in progress, but still having fun. This is my last week of photography class and I can't believe how much I have learned in 4 weeks.