Friday, December 21, 2007

Face defects correction - camera angle and lighting

No face is perfect by birth. Even the most beautiful face will have some minor defects. By make up you can cover up some skin blemishes and by shading up certain areas the face shape can be moulded better. The cameraman's skill lies in discovering the facial defects and rectifying them through the choice of proper angle and lighting. We used to get some models with long or short noses and try correcting it with lighting and camera angles.

To illustrate on how to do it Shri.G.B.Kulkarni, our instructor showed us some photographs of Rita Saluja ( later on known as Radha Saluja ), taken in the previous year's class' exercise.


She is lit with a low lighting which is not at all flattering.

A Profile Shot

In Flat Light

A Finished Portrait

1 comment:

aniruddha g. kulkarni said...

good one. I liked the example of Ms. Saluja.