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 discusses things to consider when deciding upon a lighting setup to use.
- In this chapter, we're going to make…10 different portraits with one light.…And for each of these portraits,…the most important thing is to think about…what that portrait should say.…What's the mood, what's the message?…Think to yourself, I like this picture because...…And whatever you fill in that blank with,…that's the word that we're looking for…as we light it, as we use a backdrop,…as we pose for it.…And so, if it's moody, or dramatic, or fun,…and airy, and high-key, all of these words…should dictate how we set up our photograph.…
You know, we've got a thousand words in a picture,…and you should sculpt your photograph to project…those words to your viewer.…As you think about the words that you want your picture…to depict, take the first word that comes to mind,…and then expound on it.…If it's an athletic picture, don't just consider athletic.…But think of endurance, think of the sport itself,…think of grit.…Instead of just being moody, think of dramatic,…think of sad, and then from sad,…go for morose,…or sorrowful.…
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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
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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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