Join Natalie Fobes for an in-depth discussion in this video Using wraparound lighting for a portrait, part of Lighting for Photographers: Portraiture.
I used a wraparound lighting setup for our model Evey. …The setup consists of one high backlight directed at whiteboards that reflect the light back …into the model. …This setup is perfect for that shadowless cover model look. …Natalie Fobes: Why don't you go ahead and turn on the boom light. …This is up and high. …It's going to be our backlight. …It's going to be light that illuminates everything. …It's the only light we're using today. …So these are Vcards. …Go ahead and get the Vcard.…
I'd like you to take them out …Sam: Are they heavy? …Natalie Fobes: No, no. …The Vcards are basically foam core that I bought at an art supply store and I cut them in half. …Sam: Is the white part facing you or the black part facing you? …Natalie Fobes: White facing her and bring it in. …We are going to make a little tint, okay. …Bring it in to the edge of the light. …All right, very good! …Sam: It's kind of a little V here right now. …Is it more like an L or..? …Natalie Fobes: It is kind of a V.…
Yeah, no, that's exactly how it's supposed to be. …
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.
- Understanding lighting positions
- Deconstructing photos to study lighting
- Lighting a portrait for a Rembrandt pattern
- Backlighting in portraits
- Examining a four-light portrait scenario
- Lighting for different skin tones