Light Meter: Headroom 102

Picking up where I left off a few months ago regarding excess headroom, I will now go over what happens when you don’t have enough.

While having too much headroom makes it look as though your subject is “falling” or “sliding” down in the picture having too little can render thoughts of decapitation and/or a lobotomy. Let’s take a look at some examples, shall we.

Meet Jeffry, today’s forced into posing for the sole purpose of my blogs model. It’s good to have friends, isn’t it?

Here we see that the subject has lost part of his cranium. This is different than losing one’s mind. While he looks happy, I’m certain he has a splitting headache.

Much better! Not only is Jeffry’s entire head in the photo, he’s not with stupid anymore…

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