Not sure on the etiquette of reposting other people's photos to ask questions, so forgive me just linking to the thread where the photo is, and listing the photos by number or other identifier. Hopefully you'll bear with me and have a look at what I'm trying to describe (Can open the threads in a new tab so you don't have to leave this page, by holding Cntrl while you click on the links if it helps)
I love shots like #1 and #13 in this thread http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...Cricket-Lovers!
Entry 11102 in this thread (the barely lit child's face) http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ers-and-Prizes
Entry 3591 (the black cat) and Entry 6307 (the singer) in this thread http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...e-2010-2011***
Big Mick's wedding dance entry in this thread http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...all-of-Fame***
"Curves" entry 8601 in this thread http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...-PLACE-WINNERS
Basically photos where most of the photo is in the dark except for just subtle highlights. But have no idea how these photos are accomplished (unless it's in PP in which case I'm screwed).
To get so little in, I'm assuming either a fast , or a small , or maybe both, or something else I'm missing completely.
Would love some tips on how to get only the subject lit, and much of the rest of it in the dark.
Thanks for any you can shed on this (pun fully intended).