6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home (plus free cheat sheet)

    | Photography Tips | Portraits | 03/04/2013 01:00am
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    Lighting Setup 2: Diffused light and a reflector

    Lighting Setup 2: Diffused light and a reflector

    This is a much gentler set-up where the same light source is softened with a diffuser and a reflector.

    Diffusers give the same effect as daylight cloud cover, spreading light from a tiny source into a larger area.

    The diffuser will reduce the intensity of your flash unit, so you may need to slide up the output of the flash head, but the effect will be more flattering.

    The reflector works by bouncing stray light back onto the unlit side of the face.

    PAGE 1: Lighting Setup 1- High contrast light at a 90-degree angle
    PAGE 2: Lighting Setup 2 – Diffused light and a reflector
    PAGE 3: Lighting Setup 3 – High contrast light at 45 degree
    PAGE 4: Lighting Setup 4 – High contrast light at 45 degrees with a reflector
    PAGE 5: Lighting Setup 5 – Low contrast light at 45 degrees with a reflector
    PAGE 6: Lighting Setup 6 – Rim lighting from behind
    PAGE 7: Download all 6 lighting setups in our free cheat sheet

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    Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.

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