B&W Lighting Tutorial – Use multiple lights to create maximum contrast so your portraits stand out!
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It’s very popular right now to create really soft Rembrandt lighting, with lower contrast and decreased saturation. These subtle tones look great in color, but if you convert them to black and white, you’ll have a muddy gray mess. Because when you’re shooting for monochrome, contrast is key.
There are a number of ways you can create contrast in the portrait studio, but I love to use multiple lights, sometimes with hard modifiers, and then I will refine the look with negative and positive fill. That way I can create a full range of tones and make my images pop.
So today I am going to show you three variants of the same basic set-up that will let you get a trio of distinctive looks, and then we’ll finish things oﬀ with a creative film noir setup.
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