Question about Professional Portraits (visible facial lighting)

Started Aug 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Question about Professional Portraits (visible facial lighting)
Aug 9, 2012

Hi all,

I have noticed that most professional "portraits" (think any face on a movie poster, an ad, a billboard) have noticeable lighting on the person's face (that is, I can tell where the light sources were).

Can I ask why this is? Does it pose some kind of advantage?

Thanks!

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