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Photography: How to Improve Your Portraits by Using Butterfly Lighting

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Photography » Lighting — over 4 years ago
There aren’t actually any butterflies involved; the name refers to the shape of the shadow created by the overhead light. Wallace sets a light up on an axis directly above the model and above the angle of the camera so that it shines directly down on the model’s face. This direct light creates a butterfly-like shadow beneath her nose.


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