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 split light with one light when shooting a portrait.
- Have you ever wondered how they make those…really intense-looking athlete portraits,…where there's light just glinting off the edges of things,…and maybe there's like, sweat on somebody's skin…and it looks just sparkling, and the tone of their muscles…looks really great?…Well this is how they do it.…It's just kind of a split light and a rim light,…and simply moving your camera position between the two…will give you that really intense kind of gritty look.…To create this kind of portrait, you should put the light…on the side of your subject, and lower than you would…for a head shot.…
You know, we don't need it to be up above and shining in,…we want it to be coming straight across.…Bring your light very close to your subject…so that it's very contrasty,…and also bring your lens in close to your subject,…so that it feels like it's a very intimate picture.…You can photograph them doing movements and doing poses…of their intense workouts.…It works great on dancers or boxers…or anybody holding their tool for play.…
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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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