Classic Hollywood portraiture

This is not a style that is used much today by many photographs, but there reasons why it is a classic and people still love it. Modern photography is all about diffused soft light and no shadows. The classic Hollywood style often utilises distinct shadows with large contrasts between the lit and dark areas. The skin can be slightly bleached too. Just look at photographs of Lauren Bacal. This is not always the case, for example look a photographs from my personal favourite, Audrey Hepburn.

If you look at enough photographs from this time, you will notice they never show their teeth and a smile is rare. Hence why my models are emulating this. If you want a Classic Hollywood look, you have come to the right place. I can reproduce it for you and even bring it up to date. I have special lights and other gear to do it. In some case the light has been softened to give the classic style a more modern look. So, you have the best of both worlds and you can smile too. Let me know what you are after and we can go from there.

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