Intrigue In The Abbey

Intrigue In The Abbey Want your subject to shine, and your background to fade into the shadows? Make it happen by positioning your subject in a brighter patch of light and exposing for his or her skin. This portrait was taken while I was waiting to photograph a prom in an abbey. The room we were in was pleasant enough. …

Traditional Lighting Patterns

 Traditional Lighting Patterns These are the traditional lighting set-ups that studio photographers used to be taught as standard. The set-ups create different ‘light patterns’ on your subject’s face, helping you to flatter their face shape. Worth knowing It’s worth learning these traditional lighting patterns for several reasons. Firstly, they … JOIN NOW! LOGIN

Rembrandt Portrait Lighting

Rembrandt Portrait Lighting There are locations for portraits everywhere – even in an alleyway. This is how I created a dramatic shot in a local alley by overpowering the ambient light. If you think there are no good locations for portraits near you, think again. Even an alleyway can be the backdrop for an effective image, just like this portra… …

Foundations: Using Studio Flash

Using Studio Flash Natural light is variable and impossible to control, whereas artificial light provides a consistent and adjustable light source. You don’t have to wait for the right time of day, or for the weather to clear, if you have studio flash or flash guns. Learning to use studio lighting is also great training for on location shooting – …