Learn More Lighting Techniques With These Building Blocks Of Creative Portrait Lighting

Sep 15, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Learn More Lighting Techniques With These Building Blocks Of Creative Portrait Lighting

Sep 15, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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Here’s a great video from Jake Hicks that demonstrates how you can use a three light setup to make a creative portrait, much like the photo in the title card of the video, above. In the 11-minute clip, Hicks walks us through the process of how he shot the photo, taking the time to explain the finer details of his lighting setup and how he uses specific lighting techniques to fine tune specific aspects of the photo. 

Not only is Hicks an talented photographer, he’s also a great instructor. To make sure his viewers are fully grasping the idea behind each technique, he breaks each of the six segments down into handy flash cards so you can get a good visual to back up what he is teaching.

Here are a few examples:

Key Light Onlyjake-hicks

Key Light & Fill Lightjake-hicks1

Key Light, Fill Light, Hair Light, Gels, & Diffusionjake-hicks2

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Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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