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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 5: Low contrast light at 45 degrees with a reflector

    Lighting Setup 5: Low contrast light at 45 degrees with a reflector

    With the addition of a diffuser in the shape of an opaque umbrella, this kind of main light is much lower contrast than the previous five examples.

    This creates a bigger burst of softened flash, which makes this portrait much more evocative than descriptive.

    To further weaken visible shadows, place a warm-coloured reflector near your subject’s face.

    An umbrella will create a similar effect to a softbox and can be partially obscured to give strips of light.

    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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