Lighting is one of the most important aspects of portraiture. Learn ten ways that you can use just one light source to take great portraits.
- Portraits are the most important and most useful photographs you can make. Because they are people pictures, they have intrinsic value, especially to anyone who knows the person in the picture, but we can do much more than simply take a picture of a person, and with a little bit of care, you can quickly create an impactful and artful portrait. You'll see that lighting is the most important consideration in portraiture, and great light will help you make a great portrait. My name is Levi Sim and in this class, I'll show you how to control the light so that you can make a great portrait any time and in any place.
We'll use just one light source to do this, and while I'll usually use this little speed light to demonstrate, these principles apply to all lights, from sunshine to a work lamp you can buy at the home improvement store. Once we've got the light under control and understand how to use it, I'm going to show you how to maximize it. I'll show you how you can use just one light to make 10 distinct portraits. We'll make artful pictures and pictures useful for business people, and I'll show you how to help people look their best in the pictures too.
Let's get started making 10 portraits with one light.
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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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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