Open to photographers with a gold or silver ranking. There are two other 'Dramatic lighting' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.
Photography with dramatic lighting is a popular alternative to more diffused or open shade lighting styles since it’s much more attention-grabbing and expressive. The bold shadows and contrasts can starkly sculpt the form of the subject and lend it a particular mood. You don’t need expensive lighting equipment to achieve this affect, just some technical know-how and a willingness to experiment. Good luck!
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