Posts Categorized: Portraiture Tutorials

Using Reflectors for Outdoor Portraits

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I must admit that I get a little spoiled working in the studio.  Having total control over my lighting definitely makes it easier to get the look I want for my portraiture.  Sure, there’s a learning curve but once you get your basics down , it’s all very straight-forward.  Outdoor lighting, on the other hand,… Read more »

Maintain the Portrait Light Position

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I’ve noticed that many photographers, even those with years of experience shooting portraiture, seem to get lost with their lighting when posing their subjects in new ways. For example, a good family portrait and/or headshot photographer, having recently added Boudoir to their list of services, might suddenly realize they’re in new lighting territory. One common… Read more »

Simple Headshot: Two Lights and a Backdrop

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In areas with high concentrations of actors, dancers, and other performers, headshots are the bread and butter for many photographers.  You can easily create a professional-looking studio portrait like the one shown here with minimal lighting.  For this quick example, I placed a Canon 580 EX II on a stand high and to the camera-left… Read more »