I demonstrate mixing flash with natural light as backlighting for hair and rim lighting effects.
Posts Categorized: Portraiture Tutorials
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, is… Read more »
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 »
Portrait Photography. An overview of a classic three-point lighting setup used in portrait photography. Other videos >>
Portrait Photography. Using a reflector to create fill lighting and reduce contrast. Other videos >>
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 »
There are many ways to achieve high key lighting and in this tutorial we’re going to cover one of my favorites: the high-key, ethereal look. Getting this look can be a piece of cake if you keep the basic lighting concept in mind and follow just a few simple tips. Even with minimal gear, the… Read more »