split lighting

Black (& White) Friday: Split Lighting

My second post in three weeks featuring a dramatically lit portrait. Perhaps I’m on to something here? Probably not. If you missed it, you can see my low-key self portrait from two weeks ago¬†here.

Here is an image I took during a photo shoot featuring the split lighting technique. It’s often most effective when your subject is a man with well defined features, and not often recommended to do with ladies… unless of course your model has wonderful skin and huge beautiful eyes like Sara has here.

This post is also serving double duty this week as my submission for the Weekly Photo Challenge because of its extreme contrast.