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 author Levi Sim walks you through how to create loop lighting, also known as Rembrandt lighting, with one light.
- Your most versatile lighting pattern…is loop or Rembrandt lighting.…These two look great on just about everybody.…You'll use it in professional headshots.…You'll use it in senior portraits.…You can even set it up on portraits of more than one person…and everybody looks good in that photograph.…Remember, it reveals the form of the face.…We can also deepen the shadows to make it more dramatic…when we use the Rembrandt light.…And then we can add a reflector…or balance with the ambient light more…so that the shadows are very gentle.…
Rembrandt and loop lighting is easily achieved…simply by positioning your subject next to a window…with sunlight shining through it,…or with the open sky shining in the window.…You can simply tilt your subject's face up and down…and side to side, and sculpt the shadows across their face…in the right way so that it's very flattering.…You can also use it as a very moody and dramatic…kind of a light.…You'll see this kind of light everywhere you go.…This kind of light is really good for telling stories.…
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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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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