Another essential tool for when you take a simple portrait is already existing, practical lights. These lights are already part of your shooting location and are great to use to light your subject. In this movie, author Levi Sim discusses how to use practical lights in a your shooting location when shooting simple portraits.
- Using a reflector outdoors in sunlight or the diffuser,…those are great ways to make pictures.…But when we go indoors, after the sun has gone down,…we still need to be able to make a good picture of somebody.…And there are so many great opportunities using…indoor lighting to make a portrait.…So let's look at some of those ideas.…Because indoor lights are so much less bright than the sun,…we usually need to move them closer to our subject…in order to get enough brightness for the exposure.…You know, in order to have a shutter speed…that will freeze our movement and our subject's movement.…
So don't be shy to ask to move a lamp.…As long as I clean up after myself,…I've never been turned down.…I can always move a lamp indoors and that allows me…to get the light into the right place…to make a good portrait.…Your camera can make adjustments for the different colors…of light that we encounter when we're making pictures.…But, it can only make adjustments for one color of light…at a time so I think it's important when you're shooting…
- Finding a good spot to make a portrait
- Making great light for a portrait in practically any situation
- What camera settings to use for portraits
- What accessories make portraiture better
- How to talk to help people feel comfortable in a portrait