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January 10, 2012

1940’s portrait lighting for 2012

This new year brought an urge to play with studio lighting, experiment, refine and explore new possibilities.   I have long admired the lighting of the black and white portraits of movie stars from the 40’s.   The intense and romantic lighting takes me back in time and makes me want to stand up a little taller.  The women are portrayed as confident, classy and shameless in the power of their beauty.  We could all, women and men, use a little of this confidence.

When Melanie boldly cut off her blonde hair and began sporting a new amber brunette pixie cut, I thought she would make the perfect subject.   The lighting would accent her haircut and show off her confidence as business woman without diminishing her beauty.    She looks good as a blonde with classic 80’s model lighting, but strong as a brunette with 40’s model lighting.

To see more of my work www.lisahelfert.com

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 24, 2012 5:30 pm

    Sharp eyes and nice softening, well done!

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