Photographing latex

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Advice on photographing latex from LatexWiki.

  1. Light
    1. Position major light sources away from the camera but not directly to the side.
    2. Two or three main lighting directions are usually good:
      • One leads to sharp shadows.
      • Four and up can give a dull appearance and flatten the depth if their relative intensities are not balanced.
    3. More is better, but too much can be uncomfortable.
  2. Layout
    • Going closer to the subject is often good - as much as your lens allows.
    • Often it is good to position the main subject a bit to the side from the very centre of the image.
    • Check that objects in the background do not interfere with the foreground subject (e.g. trees gowing out of people's heads etc.)
  3. Setting
    • Poor attention to detail can spoil an otherwise great shot, remove unwanted clutter, check the background for inappropriate objects (beer bottles etc.).
    • If possible, get the model to relax.
  4. Post processing
    1. Work on a copy of the original - not the original, in case you make an irreversible mistake.
    2. Crop the image
    3. Adjust light levels
    4. Scale to screen
    5. Adjust sharpness but not excessively

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