Three studio portrait ideas for working with dark skin
Add shape and depth to portraits of dark-skinned subjects by manipulating the highlights on their face and body.
Whereas shadows create definition in portraits of pale-skinned subjects, for dark-skinned subjects the opposite applies. Instead, you create shape and depth by focusing on the highlights.
This approach to lighting dark skin applies whether you are a studio or natural light photographer, so make sure you watch this video to understand the concept.
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