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This young woman was photographed for a make-up competition using a DSLR and diffused studio flash lighting. The model is dressed and made up in the style of the 1930’s high fashion. She looks upward towards the photographer / viewer.

Reading the Photograph - Guiding Questions

Carefully describe the details of the woman’s face, hairstyle and clothing.

What emotion do you think she is expressing?

How does the use of even lighting enhance the portrait?

How many lights were used to make this shot? (a clue: check her pupils)

How does the camera viewpoint affect your reading of the photograph?

Do you think the black background is successful? How could it be improved upon?

Learn more about lighting for photography

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