24 Jul 2012
Hi my beautiful readers! I just wanted to check in and get your feedback on something that has been bothering me. When you are reading beauty blogs what kind of lighting do you prefer to see used? Natural or Studio?
I always use natural light. It’s what I have an abundance of and I feel it represents how products look in real life. Natural light can look quite harsh though. For swatches and product photos it can still look excellent but for photos showing the products in use on the face and for face of the day shots it can amplify every wrinkle, discolouration, and shadow and not look as professional. It is more “true life” though.
On the other hand I look at other websites and see how beautifully perfect and polished their photos look with uniform studio lighting. In particular the effect for Face of the Day shots is breathtaking. They have that magazine quality look. I’m sure some photoshopping is involved as well but for the most part it’s the lighting that makes for such a quality looking photo.
So my question for you my dear readers is what do you like to see? Are you as wowed by the more professional studio lighting photos as I am and find yourself more attracted to those blogs or do you like to see the not as pretty natural lighting? I am just trying to decide if investing in a studio setup is something that would truly benefit you and the growth of this site. Please be 100% honest. I truly value your input.
I haven’t included flash lighting in this equation because I try not to use it as it is the least accurate option.
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