Do you want to create a dramatic-looking portrait? Split lighting is great to add intense drama to images like athletic photos. In this video, author Levi Sim walks you through how to set up your light, and accessories to create a split light portrait.
- Next up in our lighting patterns is split lighting,…and this is a really dramatic one.…It's not necessarily a flattering light,…although it can show a lot of character,…especially we often use it on men,…or athletes, or very dramatic looking pictures.…Let me show you how simple it is to do.…All we've got to do, in this case I'm going to drop…this light just a little bit,…kind of like this, and then I'll have Tina…turn back towards the camera and you'll see…just how simple it is to do split lighting,…just like that.…
One half of her face is illuminated…and the other is not.…Again, we can alter the depth of that shadow.…We can bring in a reflector.…We could use a slower shutter speed…so that the light nearby us is lightening her face,…but that's pretty much it.…Split light with the main light only illuminating…one half of her face.…It's really cool for athletic pictures,…for anything where we want to show a lot of texture,…drama, grit, is really closely associated…with a split light.…
Flattering, soft, elegant, those are not…
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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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