Saturday, 14 July 2012

Portrait Photography Lighting: The 5 Classical Types – PictureCorrect

The options that a photographer has to light a person’s face and body are many. You may use different types of lights such as parabolic or diffused and you may position them in endless combinations. There are however, five basic set ups that photographers use over and over again, the Rembrandt, the split lighting, the broad lighting, the butterfly lighting and the loop lighting. Here we will describe each one, break down the set ups and give you tips on how to apply them in the optimal manner.

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Portrait Photography Lighting: The 5 Classical Types – PictureCorrect


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