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Portrait Lighting Fundamentals Jeremey Barrett @jeremey firstname.lastname@example.org January 24, 2009
The Right Light The look you want - what are your goals? Soft? Harsh? Contrasty? Ethereal? Generally portrait lighting is trying to be soft ...but not always
Qualities of Light Soft Hard Directional Diffuse Contrasty Flat Natural
The Big Source In The Sky Small or large? Hard or soft? Time of day Color Diffusing Shadow
Key Technique: Separation Separate, separate, separate Subject should not blend into the background Light the background, not uniformly Gradients are your friends Light the background rst! Depth of eld Rim lighting
Reverse Engineer Where is the light coming from? How hard or soft are the transitions from light to shadow? How many light sources are there?
Controlling Light Aperture controls how much of your strobes light gets in Shutter speed controls how much of the ambient light gets in Inverse square blah-blah-blah Distance is a powerful tool! Examples: what color is the background material?