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An easy setup is to sit the subject in a dark room facing a doorway. Crack the door open to let in a shaft of light. Or use a window and open the blind a small amount. If there isn't enough light coming in, you can use flash (placed outside the door) to boost it, but if you pop a flash off inside the room, you'll find it hard to keep it from bouncing ...


Is proper setup all that is needed or additional gear too? Mostly, it's a matter of eliminating ambient light so that most of the face and background go all the way to black, and the edges of the face are lit by the flash. Faster shutter speed, smaller aperture, and lower ISO are all possibilities. If the light from your flash is harder than you want, ...

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