Featured Photos Weekly Challenge - Sidelight

This Week’s Challenge: #PRTV_sidelightSide lighting your subject this week was a bit more of a technical challenge but you guys came up with some neat shots. It's something that seems simple but gets a bit tricky knowing where shadows will fall, how light plays with your subject, and adding a lot of contrast / drama to a shot. Nice job and see you all next week for #PRTV_retro.Next Week’s Challenge: #PRTV_retroFind out more about upcoming challenges and past winners at photorec.tv/prtv.You can follow Photorec.TV on Instagram at @Photorec.tv and the team:

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Toby’s Features:

Clean, sharp and perfectly side lit

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A nicely balanced exposure with some tension as the viewer gazes out of the frame

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Harsh shadows done well!

Roy’s Features:

Plenty of contrast with this B&W. Important for side lit portraits, you can still see the tiny catchlight in the eye to give it a nice depth.

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Lighting is important with macro shots, your subject is so tiny, and I love the bokeh in this shot by Cara.

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The lighting works great with architecture giving them a nice depth with the strong shadows on the features of this building.