There are many different lighting setups and styles that you can create with just one light. What are these different lighting setups? How do you know which one is best for the portraits you are shooting? In this video, author Levi Sim walks you through how create a dramatic look in your portrait by lighting at an extreme angle.
- I've been showing you a lot of methods…for making dramatic pictures.…For one thing, it's fun to do.…For another thing, it gives you a varied portfolio.…I think that you're going to quickly get…the normal portrait looks under control.…You're going to use the loop lighting and be less dramatic…and that's great, and that's honestly…what most of your portraits will be.…But when you get the opportunity to spice it up,…all these dramatic lighting setups…are really going to come in handy.…Take a look at this picture with Diane.…
In this case, we put the soft box very, very low…on the ground, and she's curled up looking down into it.…Perhaps, she's remembering something…or she's maybe even mourning something.…It feels like light skipping up off of a hardwood floor,…or perhaps a bedside table lamp…is illuminating her face here.…It's a very moody and soulful kind of light.…Contrast that with this very high light…shining downward on Hillary.…
This is a very theatrical kind of light,…and it's revealing only portions of our subject.…
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
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
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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