Characterful portrait trio of Rob using studio lighting

Create strong, masculine and characterful portraits by controlling your light and shadow areas.

I see WAY too many studio portraits with flat lighting. In this video I explain why I hate images where light is thrown from every direction on to the subject and background.

Don’t be scared of shadows. They bring shape, depth and character to portraits. In fact, when you bring shadows into play, you can effectively capture subjects in white clothes on white backgrounds, without everything merging.

Click the play button to get three ideas for characterful, masculine studio portraits, and learn how to use a subtractor to introduce shadow areas in white-on-white portraits and in all-white studio spaces.