Color is another important characteristic of light. Using the wrong colors in your photo, or mixed colors on your subject’s face, can present problems in your shoot. What exactly are the wrong kinds of colors of light, and what are some good kinds of colors? In this video, author Levi Simm shows you how to fix your colors of light.
- Color is an extremely important characteristic of light.…The wrong colors of light in your picture,…can make a person's portrait look muddy,…or having mixed colors shining on their face…can be a real mistake.…And, when I talk about mixed colors,…I don't mean like purple and green lights,…I mean something like a little bit of a warm light…and a blue light shining in from a window.…I recommend having one color of light…shining on your subject's face.…That means, you need to be a little bit picky…about where you make a picture.…
Often times when you photograph indoors,…you're looking for a window to shine light on your subject…and that's a great big soft light source.…The thing is about the window,…it's either got direct light shining in,…maybe it's diffused with a curtain…and making it a softer light, that's terrific.…Or, it's a north-facing window…with just the blue sky shining in on your subject…and illuminating them with a big soft light.…But that blue sky, is blue…and if you have the lights on inside the room,…
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- 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
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Natural Light Portraiturewith Douglas Kirkland34m 46s Appropriate for all
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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