kyle cassidy (kylecassidy) wrote,
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We'd gotten a couple of books of Hurrel's Hollywood photos and spent last night dissecting some of them. For a guy who had no light modifiers, only a bunch of bright spot lights he did the most amazing work -- well, we also noticed that apart from lots of pancake makeup, some of his photos had six hours of retouching on them -- but still the amazing effects he got with basically a bunch of snoots boggles my mind.

Years ago I'd read someone say "today you can just get a couple of softboxes and wham! instant great portrait, and it's cheating!" -- and I thought I don't mind cheating so I got a couple of softboxes and did lots of great portraits and only last night did I realize what that person had been talking about -- about it being cheating and it for sure made sense.





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