How The Face Changes With Shifting A Light Source
this is one of the coolest things on tumblr
See, I’m not unattractive, the lighting’s just wrong everywhere.
This is why a good photographer can take a good picture of anyone. While some people are naturally photogenic, and it’s easy to take a good picture of them, the really great pictures of those who you wouldn’t think would be photogenic. I like interesting people, not boring. Any photographer can take a good picture of a pretty photogenic person, but they’re boring unless the photographer is especially good.
If you put the lighting just right, and you have the angle just right, and you know how to manipulate the world around you and the pre-photo camera settings, you can make just as stunning a photograph naturally as someone good with photoshop could postprocessing.
This is one of the reasons I take ‘selfies’ - to figure out which angles look best on me.