Europeans and Americans, Japanese and Korean have been mentioned frequently, but do you know how to distinguish these three photographic styles? The differences between them are quite big, they all have very distinct characteristics and their own unique features. Here's an inventory for you.
I. Wild and unrestrained European and American paradigms
First of all, the European and American paradigm. Europeans and Americans are characterized by a strong sense of fashion. No matter what the model is like, the film will have that sense of fashion as soon as it comes out. Relatively speaking, the mid-tone and low-key movies are more suitable for European and American models. The light in European and American style is stronger and stronger. Rembrandt light or butterfly light are often used. Typical Europeans and Americans use radomes. When this thing is put on the lamp head, the light comes from Europeans and Americans. Of course, there is also the most popular reflective umbrella of Western photographers, which is also full of European and American models. If you are in the outside world, try to walk in front of the side light and find the right time. Otherwise, the sunshine will not be able to produce Rembrandt light, and there will be a great lack of European and American models. The makeup of Europeans and Americans can be exaggerated or simple, but both aspects should be more extreme. Super exaggerated makeup with super exaggerated posture and super hard light, this is a typical picture of the European and American model can no longer be typical. Simple makeup is more popular now, anyway, I watched a lot of European and American movies are like this.
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Small suits or evening dresses are typical. Of course, you can also get some rock and roll style, depending on your acceptance. Posture is extreme, either wild or natural. Wild beauty requires action to be large and exaggerated, and try to do some postures that are not expected in normal life. Euro-American style requires high legs posture, slender and long legs, especially the lower legs. Its legs are abundant in posture and range. The crotch should be flexible and often pushed out. Shoulders must be high and low, hand movements and facial expressions should be exaggerated, so as to be more in line with the public's mind of the European and American wild paradigm. Naturally, it's simpler. Just put it anywhere. It's almost OK. There's nothing special about the shooting technique. Remember the high color saturation point and the appropriate contrast enhancement.
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2. The Mild Backlight of the Japanese System
Next, talk about the Japanese system. Japanese characteristics are also very distinct, super soft light, a large "eat up", beautiful girls... Of course, the best manifestation of Japanese style is that it can not be perfectly displayed in real scenery, exterior scenery and pure shed scenery. There is only one requirement for light in the solar system - softness! The softer the better. Many classical Japanese style lighting is placed outside the window, after pulling up the curtain, it becomes a super large flexible light box, people in front of the use of reflex board to fill the light. In this backlighting state, the edge of the character's body will produce a lot of spillover highlights, thin and feel.
The Japanese style of makeup is mainly naked, fresh and elegant. It should be noted that the eyes must be painted larger, otherwise they do not feel. Of course, the fewer clothing Japanese series, the better, haha. Generally, they wear fresh clothes. The greatest feature of Japanese style is freshness, so everything should be around this. Posture is generally a common posture, although most Japanese styles are sexy, but its posture is not so exaggerated. It pays more attention to the expression of the character's manner and often takes close-ups. This shows that to pat more people's facial expressions, but the hands, feet, hip is not so important. Shooting techniques must be high-profile, low color saturation and low contrast. Also, keep in mind that the Japanese system against the light is the most beautiful and the Japanese system with shallow depth of field is the most coquettish.
3. The Warmth and Aestheticism of the Korean Family
Finally, the Korean Department. This style is the most difficult to define, because it is often mixed with other styles. As far as my personal feeling is concerned, I think it is always confused with warm and aesthetic style. The light of Korean system is more complex. Sometimes it uses Japanese light, but sometimes it leans towards Europe and the United States. In the studio, the lights are usually directly hit on the ceiling, surrounded by reflective panels, walking out of a soft sky. Korean cosmetic makeup is more warmth, romantic style, make-up face fresh but unique.
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Men wear suits and women wear tail-tailed white sand. They can also wear small suits. Korean posture is characterized by a good combination of expression and action. It does not pay as much attention to action as American and European models, nor to expression as Japanese ones. In Korean style, action and expression should be coordinated. The action must be consistent with the expression. If the expression is happy but the action can not keep up with it, hum, you will be cursed to death. The beauty of the Korean family can be divided into two parts, one is lively and the other is warm and romantic. The characteristic of liveliness is to make large but not exaggerated movements, such as kicking or stretching your hands, and the expression must keep up with, open your mouth and laugh. Warm and romantic features are more biased expression, facial expression is more relaxed, and the movement is more natural and relaxed, large-scale action is not necessary at this time. In shooting techniques, the contrast should be lowered and the color temperature should be raised. When shooting a lively Korean series, we can properly use the wide angle to show the impact of the picture. The position of Korean series is high or low, so we must grasp it well.
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