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 create a silhouette portrait with one light.
- This kind of a picture is really simple to do…and many photographers overlook it,…but I think you should make a silhouette…every time you shoot.…It's super simple to do.…All you have to do is position your subject…in front of the light.…In this case, we simply shined our flash…through the diffuser and positioned Hillary…in front of it, so that we just see her silhouette.…This kind of a thing is really cool…and it can be very elegant.…Try to make sure when you make a silhouette…that it's a clean silhouette.…
You don't want to have a lock of hair…coming down and kind of merging with the nose,…or coming out of the nose in the silhouette.…It looks like spaghetti coming out of her nose.…That's something to watch out for.…Make sure that the chin and the lines around the face…are all clean of distractions.…Whenever I photograph a silhouette like this,…it reminds me of those Victorian portraits…that people made, a silhouette casting a shadow…on the wall, and then drawing a picture…that way around it.…And so, this is kind of a modern take…
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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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