When you are lighting a portrait with a single light, you can bend and bounce that light in other directions. This is made possible with a reflector. Author Levi Sim demonstrates other portrait lighting options you can take advantage of when using a reflector.
- I've shown you a lot of ways to use a single light…to illuminate your subject, but now I'd like to show you…how to use a reflector in addition to your single light…to reduce the contrast and really create different looks…with that one light.…So we'll start with this rim light setup,…and then we'll move it around to the loop light setup again,…and I'll show you how to reduce the contrast on her face.…Now, we've had this snoot covering our spotlight…just for filming purposes.…I'm going to take that off…so we get a little more light showing…that we can reflect with.…
Let's turn Tina back towards the camera…so we get a little more view of her face…to use with the reflector.…And the key to using the reflector is simply…to put it opposite the light that's shining on your subject.…And so right now the light's coming…over her right shoulder here,…so I'll put the reflector up in front of her left side.…And you can see that as I bring that up,…it becomes much brighter over here.…
And I like that look.…I like seeing that brighter backlight…
This course was created by RHED Pixel. We're honored to host this training in our library.
- Leveraging different types of light
- Finding the right light for the right mood or effect
- Taking portraits for business and family clients
- Making the camera and light work together
- Helping people look their best
Skill Level Beginner
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5-Day Photo Challenge: Portraiturewith Chris Orwig25m 59s Intermediate
Portrait Photography: Business Portraitswith Robert Vanelli1h 59m Intermediate
Exploring Photography: Finding the Perfect Portrait Lenswith Chris Orwig1h 20m Appropriate for all
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1. Principles of Portrait Lighting
2. Making Soft Light
3. Five Lighting Patterns
4. Making and Finding Directional Light
5. Ten Portraits with One Light
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