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If you watch the making of video you notice that she's surrounded by black cards and when she walks forward on the set the light falloff increases very quickly. This is an indication of either a very close light source or a very bright one with negative fill cards on the unlit side. To me it looks like the crew set up black v-flats and/or scrims between ...


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I don't think there's an established term for this, but van Gogh once wrote his brother Theo (translation by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger) about a painting he did to show Gaugin's absence: ... A few days before we parted company, when my illness forced me to go into an asylum, I tried to paint “his empty place.” It is a study of his wooden armchair, brown ...


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It's only a portrait if there's a person in it, strictly. Photographs of objects could be categorised as still life or still life photography. Though traditionally these were paintings or photographs of fruit or stuffed animals arranged on a table, the concept could be extended to include desktop detritus, paperwork, or equipment, arranged to make an ...


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You could call it an "impression on a room", like the impression left on a bed. Or a "portrait minus one". Or an "environmental portrait". Or "signature spaces". Or just "habitats". Essentially there is no really established standing expression so you get to pick your own and hope that the teacher will ...


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This was part of the 2017 Pirelli Calendar photoshoot. Pirelli posted a 15-minute "Making of" video on their YouTube channel. where one can see the exact setting and lighting of the shot. The segment with Penelope Cruz begins at 7:26.


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