Fresh Dew on a Rose

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It's possible to achieve this anywhere without a black backdrop at any time of the day, I've done it on myself in my living room with my TV cabinet in the backdrop, but this method probably needs compositing in order to achieve the same level of effect on everyone. What you need is an off camera flash and a reflective umbrella on a lightstand. Point the ...


I recognize this exact picture - I've seen it before. There are two photography magazines that I read that showed how to do this exact type of family portrait. This was done in a home with a simple black background. One article uses a softbox slightly off to the side and behind the subject. The other article uses a speedlight with a simple grid straight on ...


To me this looks like a composite - the family members look too close together to not be clashing shoulders. If it is a composite then you can use the trick @Math-grum mentions of using a smallish softbox very close up on each person in turn and you'll need much less space for the light to drop off to black. It will also be easier to get a shot where ...


The setup is relatively simple but to do this as one shot you will need space. An awful lot of space. Doing this indoors in a regular sized house is not going to work, the walls/ceiling are going to reflect light back filling in the shadows and you wont get the fading-into-black effect. The easiest way to shoot this (short of renting a studio) would be to ...

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