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 to light and create a full length or three-quarter portrait with one light.
- Now as long as you're set up for this moody portrait,…ya out of back up and make some more full length pictures…or three-quarters length.…One of the benefits of using this really dramatic…light setup when you're shooting a larger portrait…of a person is that you don't have…to reveal the entire body.…One small difference from doing the head-shots…with the moody and dramatic light is that you might want…to lower the position of your light so it's shining more…at shoulder level instead of just at eye level.…This way, you're illuminating lower on the body also,…especially if you use a large diffuser or modifier…like here, we're using our five in one reflector…as our modifier.…
We can hold this up next to our subject…and shine a speed light right through it…and get a really soft, dramatic light that illuminates…her whole body.…These moody, dramatic, deep shadow portraits are some…of my favorites.…I do them at every shoot…and it always astounds my client that making just small…changes to my camera settings and to the position…
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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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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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