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Getting definition in the abdominals!

 
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Jun 01, 2013 03:25 |  #1

Howdy,

I just did a shoot today, and one thing I found is my lighting really washed away a lot of midsection definition. Keylight was a beauty dish, and even without much fill I found it hard to get good ab definition!

Does anyone have any experience with this? I did try moving the light so it was not direct on, but still found it hard to get right. The model had no oil on, maybe that would have helped. :P




  
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Jun 01, 2013 07:13 |  #2

Oil helps.

However, I know a few girls who are into pro-fitness competitions and then the one thing they all say about showing definition in their abs / muscles for shoots is a dark tan. That's why whenever you see competitions, they're all super dark.


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Jun 05, 2013 12:51 |  #3

Don't use a flash but keep the light soft and directed pointing down. Oil makes the abs look shiny and reflective.




  
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Jun 05, 2013 12:52 |  #4

Bronzing gel can substitute for baby oil and works better.




  
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Jun 11, 2013 04:52 |  #5

Not an expert at all, so please feel free to shoot his down, but isn't a beauty dish very much straight on thus removing the shadows that give definition. Would more lighting from the side add definition?


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Jun 11, 2013 11:37 |  #6

Ring flash is straight on, or almost straight. BD can be angled like any other "regular" modifier


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