Join Levi Sim for an in-depth discussion in this video What tools will be demonstrated, part of Portrait Photography: Ten Styles with One Light.
- The principles in this class will work with any camera and light combination. But there are a couple of techniques that require additional tools. I'll primarily be using a speed light, but any light can do what I'll show you today. I'll also be using a telephoto lens, and I won't change the lens, so that you can see the different lighting effects without worrying about which lens I'm using. I'll use this 60 millimeter lens on my LUMIX camera, which is very similar to a 120 millimeter lens on a full-frame DSLR.
I recommend a telephoto lens for portraiture. While a 50 millimeter lens is pretty good, I'd get something a little longer if possible. If you'd like to see clear examples of why I favor a telephoto lens for portraiture, you should check out my course Learning Portrait Photography. But putting it simply, it just makes a more flattering picture. I'll also use a tripod for most of the pictures, and some of the pictures require a tripod. Lastly, I'll make good use of a 5-in-1 reflector, and a few other light modifiers.
Now let me show you how to use these tools to make terrific portraits.
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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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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