Portraits - Positioning of Lights
In this portrait the main light is on the viewer's right. To me, it will always look sightly wrong to light pictures this way, and I'll tell you why. In most western languages (I assume you speak English if you are reading this) we read from left to right. So a picture with a car or a train traveling across the frame from left to right will always look more natural to us than a photo where the vehicle is traveling from right to left. Although there is obviously no train here, we perceive the light as a sort of movement across the frame and we are, by and large, more comfortable when the 'direction of travel' is the same direction that we 'read' the picture.
The only reason I took the picture this way round is that I knew it was going to appear in a magazine on the left side of the page.
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