Reader Jefferson, from California in the US, asked via Twitter:
"How do you deal with glare on dark wood in background for portraits? Is this covered in Lighting 101 or 102?"
Actually, it is covered in L102, if a little obliquely. And yes, pretty much any time you light into dark wood as a background you are gonna get some blowback.
But rather than look at this as a problem, I prefer to think of it as a feature… Read more »