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Creative Portrait Lighting

12 time-proven lighting techniques for making pro-quality portraits

11. Shoot Silhouettes

Silhouettes are striking as well as fun for the subject—if the subject can recognize himself or herself. The key for a recognizable subject is to have the subject look directly left or right so you can see a facial profile. If the subject is looking away from or toward the camera, he or she will not be recognizable.

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