Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Rembrandt lighting is one of the core lighting setups used by portrait photographers because its ability to produce softly lit facial features. The trademark brand of Rembrandt lighting is a triangular shaped spot of light that sits just beneath one eye and runs the length of the nose.
Here are a few tips to get you started with outdoor portrait photography. Read on to see how you can create powerful and striking portraits in a few easy steps.
In previous articles, we began our study of lighting patterns for portrait photography with broad lighting, short lighting, and split lighting. Now let’s move on to loop lighting. In portrait photography, this lighting pattern tends to be one of the most popular. It is easy to set up and is flattering to most subjects’ facial types.
Fashion photographers cannot overstate the value of a precise lighting rig. Three-point kits and background fills are common, and knowing how to control your light is one of the most fundamental aspects of being a photographer–especially if you’re shooting indoor fashion or beauty models.
The use of proper lighting in taking photos is very important. It enables you to take clearer images that you can be proud of, particularly in an environment where light is low. But to be able to achieve your goal, you need the right accessories for your digital camera.
McNally begins the first look of his photo shoot with three-time US Olympic fencer Sharon Monplaisir using only the natural, ambient light streaming into the bright warehouse chosen for the photo session. He strategically places Monplaisir in the corner of the room to benefit from the light reflecting off of the warehouse’s walls on both sides of her face and behind her.
Christmas is in the air, so don’t be surprised if some of that festive spirit bleeds into your creative psyche and you find yourself wanting to do a portrait project with Christmas lights.
How to take great creative self portraits, and on a budget!
As photographers, we want to show ordinary things in an extraordinary angle. And what best way to do this but to zoom in and magnify parts and bring the smallest objects into literally larger than life sizes.
Here is an article describing how you can get better photos of Christmas lights. I’ve focused on the tree, but these concepts will work for most any lighting display.
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