Portraits Basics

Today’s studio experiment let us discover three point of lighting: the main light, the fill light and the background light. The main light or the key light is used to shoot bright portraits pictures where the light is pointed towards the subject. The background light is used to brighten the background while the subject stands out from it. The fill light adds light to the shadow side of the subject. It was a lot of fun shooting these portraits pictures, but also what I have noticed is the light and it’s use along with the subject’s gestures can dramatically change the mood and give sometimes unexpected interpretations.

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