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 Sim walks you through how to use your reflector as a front light when you are lighting a portrait with one light.
- When you're photographing outdoors,…you can use the sun as your main light but from behind…and reflect it back into your subject's face…with a reflector.…So you'll have this beautiful glint off their shoulders,…and then you'll position the reflector…in front of their face.…Now remember you should use the white side…of the reflector whenever possible in this case,…so that's its very soft and gentle…and it doesn't make your subject squint…like the silver would.…Now we can do the same sort of a setup in the studio…or indoors using a flash for our main light.…
This will shine forward over your subject's shoulder,…and then you can reflect it back into their face…using a reflector.…When you do it this way,…it feels more like a rock and roll concert,…the same kind of setup as you did outside,…but it gives a completely different feel to the image.…
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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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