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Low Key Black & White Grungy Male Portrait Basic Edit | Lightroom 6 & CC Retouching Tutorial

Low Key Black & White Grungy Male Portrait Basic Edit | Lightroom 6 & CC Retouching Tutorial
   Stepping into the world of low key photography? Or perhaps just want to add more detail to your black and white photos. In this Lightroom retouching tutorial I will show you how you can take almost any low key photo and turn it into an image that demands to be seen.

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About this tutorial:
   The image above was take on a Canon 70D with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art Lens. Two Yongnuo YN560 Speedlites were also used in a Rembrandt configuration with white shoot-through umbrellas. The umbrellas are great for softening up your light sources, but do not control spillage very well and that led to light being on the wall in the un edited photo. Also keep in mind I was only 3 feet away from the wall behind me. Moving 2 feet further away could have easily made the background go completely black, but the reason we make tutorials like this is so you can fix imperfect photos. If they were all perfect before we edited them, then no one would learn anything. The exposure settings used was ISO100, f/16, 1/250sec @ 35mm (56mm FF equivalent). The key light was at 1/4th power about 1ft away, the fill light was at 1/32nd power about 1.5ft away.

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