Answer: As an art director or a photographer choosing traditional portrait lighting with a main light, fill and background light for a portrait are choses at different times depending on the photographic outcome we are aiming for.
A single strobe, a lighting modifier, and a couple of reflectors give you plenty of options. Nevertheless, many photographers prefer the lighting precision and greater sense of depth possible with a multi-light setup.
Fill light is any source of fills in areas of shadow created by other lights. Most often, fill light is used to lighten the shadows created by the main (key) light. Some images, especially those requiring a dramatic mood, are best with little or no fill lighting. However, most images will require some form of fill lighting to keep the image shadows and highlights within the dynamic range of the output medium.
Q2. When and why would you as an art director or a photographer chose side light for a portrait? Are there any disadvantages to side light?
Answer: Side lighting is light that comes from – it splits the face exactly into equal halves with one side being in the light, and the other in shadow. It is often used to create dramatic images. Disadvantages to side light can be a unwanted shine on the face
Q3. When and why would you as an art director or a photographer chose front light for a portrait? Are there any disadvantages to front light?
Answer: Known as being the least dramatic, front lighting illuminates the subject as they face one another. Because you won’t get a lot of shadows, if any, your images are more likely to be at least pretty good from out of the gate. And other than possibly controlling its intensity, front light is the easiest angle you’ll work with. With front lighting if you’re capturing a family portrait or gatherings like a wedding or graduation. Because of its flat look, front lighting is usually the most flattering
Q4. When and why would you as an art director or a photographer decide to use wide-angle distortion in a portrait?
Answer: A wideangle lens will help you capture a full-length portrait of a subject when in a confined space, and shooting a full-length portrait from below your subject’s waistline can make them look taller.
I love this Picture i look Jennifer, i took it in the “yearbook photo booth” because i like how the lights and the background are complementing her in a nice way.