How to Use ClamShell Lighting in Portrait Photography


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Lighting a portrait with clamshell lighting

Clamshell lighting is a classic two-light setup that makes the skin glow and flatters women of all ages. It's named clamshell because the lights are over and under the subject and equal in intensity. Paulina was our model for this setup. I knew the clamshell lighting would bring out the intensity of her eyes. Natalie Fobes: So go ahead and up there on that apple box. I am going to have you lean way forward, way forward. Go ahead and relax a little bit. Now Sam let's go and put--let's put this light down below and we'll bring in the other one on the boom.

Sam: Okay, just right in front of her? Natalie Fobes: Yup, right in front of her. Sam: Like here? Natalie Fobes: Yeah, it's exactly right. I would like this aimed up just a little bit though. I want it to be aimed up toward her collarbone, neck area and you might have to bring it up just a little bit more. Before you turn it on, let's bring the other one in. Now this one aiming for about 45 degree angle ...

Lighting a portrait with clamshell lighting
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Lighting a portrait with clamshell lighting provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Natalie Fobes as part of the Lighting for Photographers: Portraiture

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