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    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 4: High contrast light at 45 degrees with a reflector

    Lighting Setup 4: High contrast light at 45 degrees with a reflector

    A much better kind of lighting set-up that reveals the three-dimensional characteristics of the face.

    Used in conjunction with an efficient sliver or bright white reflector, there’ll only be a subtle difference between the lit and reflected sides of the face.

    This slight drop in brightness from one side to the other can start to mimic natural lighting. Much more flattering and a real starting point for most portrait photographers.

    To darken the shadows, pull the reflector away from the subject.

    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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