Here are a few tips to help. Study photographs! There is no replacement for studying other photographer's work. Try to break down how photographs were lit, position of lights & shadow Change the pose or angle for a portrait to get a better result Watch the lighting on TV shows or movies.
Seeing the Light
In this tutorial we're focusing on how to use the reflector as a fill light. As a fill light the reflector is going to bounce and fill a soft amount of light into the shadow areas of the face.
Window light is a natural light source that can create beautiful light for portraits in video and stills. It's a quick light source that is controlled by the size of the window and the proximity of the subject to the window or light source. Large windows give softer light with brighter backgrounds and smaller windows give harder light with darker backgrounds. Its the same principle as soft boxes. Large boxes create soft light and small boxes create more directional light.
This episode walks you through his process of shooting hotel rooms for a client using only natural light. He shows you how he overcomes the challenges of dynamic range, low light, small rooms, and the lack of flashes.
Behind the scenes as she photographs a client in their Newport Coast home in California. Baby Quinn is 9 days new and was photographed in natural light.
Creating the light scheme for the portrait type pictures, Actors Headshots and model portfolio portraits using the expressed light-and-shade drawing techniques, multi-source lighting set-up in the studio.
Why spend several thousand dollars for hi-end kino-flo's when you can build your own fluorescent studio lights for less than two hundred dollars?
This tutorial discusses the concepts behind 3 point lighting for portrait studio photography.
Going way back to the very basics of a one light setup to light a face. Everything in the world is a ball, a cube or a cylinder. The human face is nothing more than a ball with features. Let's look at how to light the face and background to create separation and interest with a single light source.
5 Minute Portrait Lighting Tutorial: How to Use the Main, Fill, Hair, Background, and Kicker Lights
M180 studio flash lighting kit in action with different setup to give you some interesting portraits.
Using the smick.co.uk 120cm octagonal softbox Gavin Hoey shows how by just using this one softbox and a 400Ws studio flash head, a 300Ws would do the same, for his studio lighting setup to produce some quality portraits.
We will show you how to make a backdrop holder you can put on the wall that takes up very little space. Also, you will see how to control your window light and even how to make lights at home. Finally, we will show you how to set up these lights for a 2 light video interview.
Outdoor Portrait Tutorial, how to use natural light and fill flash. DSLR Digital Photography outdoor portrait tutorial.
Diffusion panels are used to soften natural light when taking outdoor photographs. Learn how to use diffuser panels in natural light with the tips in this free video on photography lighting techniques from a professional photographer.
This outdoor portrait tutorial we reveal how to tame harsh midday sunlight.
Shooting backlit and in sunlight tutorial. Different ways to shoot in different types of light :)
Discover the elements required for perfect natural light & fill in flash portraiture.
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