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Portrait lighting is not easy to learn if there is no model at hand. After reading the articles and watching video tutorials on setting up the light, you will be excitedly looking for someone to practice with. But as soon as you finally have a person in front of the camera, everything flies out of your head, you forget all the information that was overloaded, and you feel stupid in front of your “model”. Is that familiar?
In no case should you be disappointed and give up. We offer you a budget option to study the rules of lighting when there is no real model.
Practice in portraiture with toys Continue reading
There are many lighting options that you can use when taking portraits. Lighting “Rembrandt” and “Butterfly” are two classic schemes that are easy to configure and give excellent results in most cases. Of course, you can try to create a fantastic portfolio using always the same lighting scheme, but it is always useful to pump your skills in working with light and learn to use different lighting models in portrait photography at any time.
Understanding wide and short lighting in photography
Wide and short lighting are often combined due to the similarity of implementation and description, however, they have a completely different effect on the subject Continue reading
Flash is one of the simplest but most versatile tools in photography. Once you understand the basics of its settings (say, how to reduce or increase power and how to synchronize it with the camera), you can easily play different lighting techniques.
Use the flash as your primary light source.
Of course, on-camera flashes do not give as much light as a powerful studio monoblock or a set of studio lights, but you can easily transfer them to different places for shooting. Moreover, the on-camera light uses its own energy source, for it you do not need access to an electrical outlet. And with the right light modifier, the on-camera flash can recreate the illusion of natural light. Continue reading