With the idea of dramatic lighting in mind, to achieve portraits with bright lighting and contrasting dark shadows, the classroom in which I was working was darkened by turning of the lights and closing the blinds on the windows. I used an ordinary lamp as my light source and angled it in various directions so that I could achieve a range of different shadows and highlights.
|This is my test strip of my contact sheet of my Portrait photographs.|
|This is my contact sheet of my Portraits I have taken.|
For the following portrait photographs, I did not use a lamp as a light source. Instead, I opened the blinds covering one of the windows and used the natural light coming in through the window for the rest of my portraits.
|This is my test strip for one of my portrait photographs. I used this to see what timing would best suit my photograph.|