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In this course, photographer and teacher Natalie Fobes introduces the techniques behind lighting for portraiture. The course begins with a look at the role of light in setting the mood of a portrait, and then looks at the essential gear photographers need for continuous-light portraiture. (Much of the course is also applicable to strobe lighting.)
Next, Natalie details a variety of common one-light and two-light lighting techniques, explaining exposure, metering considerations, and light modifiers along the way.
The course concludes with several lighting tips, including minimizing physical challenges and do-it-yourself lighting gear instructions.
From clamshell to wraparound and more, we've covered a lot. My goal was to share with you a variety of techniques that can help you tell your portrait subject's story. Experiment with the techniques I've shown here and be on a lookout for those unexpected surprises that yield unique results. As we saw in this course, sometimes the most interesting portraits come when you experiment with your lights and with your subject. I'm Natalie Fobes, and thanks for watching!
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