How Much Shine Is Too Much Shine Portrait Photography

by -52 views

Weber101 •

New Fellow member

• Posts: 14

How to reduce smooth on face?

I am openig litlle studio for portraits (passport photo).

Now I accept only one wink strobe 180W with 33″ white/black umbrela.

Of corse, I will buy more eqiupment, just for at present I tray to acquire bones with this simple setup.

After few exam shots, photos are solid, merely i on the confront (forehead and nose) is too much shine, looking too vivid.

I know to reduce that in program, just I don’t want to loose so much fourth dimension for that. What can I doo with lightnih equipment to reduce shine on peoples face?

Tnx!

TiagoReil •

Senior Fellow member

• Posts: 1,585

Re: How to reduce shine on face?

Makeup, adept care of skin. There is nothing you can do with lights. The pare is acting as a shiny surface. Yous can effort to find an angle where information technology is non reflecting, but as it is a curved surface, not apartment, there will be always a spot where it reflects.

Weber101

wrote:

I am openig litlle studio for portraits (passport photo).

Now I take only 1 flash strobe 180W with 33″ white/black umbrela.

Of corse, I will buy more than eqiupment, merely for at present I tray to larn basic with this simple setup.

Subsequently few test shots, photos are solid, but i on the confront (forehead and olfactory organ) is too much shine, looking too brilliant.

I know to reduce that in plan, but I don’t desire to loose so much time for that. What can I doo with lightnih equipment to reduce shine on peoples face?

Tnx!



Sony Alpha NEX-v



Sony Alpha NEX-6



Sony East xviii-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS



Sony 85mm F2.viii SAM



Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

+3 more

Sailor Blue

Re: How to reduce shine on face?


1

Proper lighting will reduce the amount of smooth on the face up but even with the best lighting it can still appear if the skin is oily. As TiagoReil said, skilful makeup is a necessity. Unfortunately normal makeup doesn’t piece of work likewise as it should with photographic lights.

The better photographers work with professional makeup artists who have special makeup for photography, and neither the makeup artist or their makeup is cheap.

In your example I recommend you do the following as an absolute minimum.

Buy one of B&H’southward Impact make 60″ umbrellas for your flash. This large umbrella volition give you softer lighting and reduce the size and intensity of reflections from the pare. Position the opening of the umbrella viii’-ix’ from the subject area with the heart well-nigh confront high. A line from the photographic camera to the subject to the center of the umbrella should grade an angle of almost 35° to 40°.

Place the umbrella opening 90º to the subject area, i.e. parallel with a line between the subject and the camera lens. Adjust the position so that the subject is only lit by the back edge of the umbrella. The rest of the confront of the umbrella will send soft calorie-free onto the shadow side of the face up.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/423631-REG/Impact_UBBW60_60_Convertible_Umbrella.html

Become to any makeup counter or even to a 7-11 and buy packages of those oil arresting papers that girls use to blot oil on their faces. Get to a proficient makeup counter and buy a soft brush and some Clinique Transparency iii pulverization. Become to a drug store and purchase some rubbing alcohol.

Blot the subject’southward confront with sheets of oil absorbing newspaper and then brush on a very tiny corporeality of the powder. Keep brushing until you can’t encounter any powder on the face. There volition withal be enough there to kill the polish just it won’t testify up in your photographs.

Sterilize the brush between clients by swishing it a few minutes in a jar of rubbing alcohol then air dry it.

CAUTION!

Rubbing alcohol is flammable and so never do this when smoking or when near an open flame.



Fujifilm FinePix Existent 3D W3



Canon EOS 7D



Catechism EOS 5DS R



Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.viii Di Macro



Tokina AT-X xvi-28mm f/ii.viii Pro FX

+9 more

OP
Weber101 •

New Fellow member

• Posts: fourteen

Re: How to reduce polish on face?

Cheers!

I tin’t utilize make upward to photo people for passports


Then I need to exercise that with light, even only for reduce smooth

What’s improve to apply, one umbrella 60″ or two lite with ubrela 33″ for reduce polish?

TangoMan •

Senior Member

• Posts: one,794

Re: How to reduce shine on face up?

Use a polarizing filter. Rotate it until it eliminates the unwanted smooth.

Just be careful to e’er utilise the camera in the same orientation (portrait vs landscape), as rotating the filter will make its consequence stronger or weaker.

jeffcpix •

Senior Member

• Posts: one,707

Re: How to reduce polish on face up?

Using what you have…

either bring the umbrella much closer to the subject then that

the spectral highlight (what you call reflection) is much broader

or do not utilise the umbrella and motility the source equally far

abroad as possible, thereby reducing the size of the reflection on

the peel surface.

itsDing

itsDing •

Senior Member

• Posts: 2,532

Re: How to reduce shine on confront?

Quick fix. For men requite them a large tissue/towel to wipe their face dry. For women some finishing powder if they are already wearing makeup. Have you got a reflector the opposite side of your light, if not then get i or employ a white wall.