Learning Log #7 Portrait lighting 1

This week the new technique was involving photograph portraits with continuous lights or speedlights and modifiers. The modifiers were gel lights that added color. The light sources were either soft light then a direct light lamp. The direct light lamp gave a really strong light but it worked better for more light effects to be evident on a persons face, compared to the soft light. The gel adding color was an interesting effect but the overall most effective results came from the direct light lamp because it produced stronger shadows for the portrait that were then perfect matches for either a split, loop, rembrandt broad or short portrait shot. These shots are examples of those shotting styles in order:



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