Stylized portrait, right out of the camera – The Lighting Series #9
In some portraits, you just want to be beautiful, not after retouching, but when you’re taking them, right out of the camera. That’s how this one goes.
The lighting series is a comprehensive lighting guide. We talk about flash photography, lighting, posing, color, and walk you through a series of lighting setups. Some will be simple, some complex, but in the end, they are all tools to add to your photography toolbox. Here is a complete list of the lighting tutorials.
- 150cm Octabox on a 1000Ws Monoblock
- Normal reflector on a 500Ws Monoblock
It’s actually not that hard.
You don’t always need 27 softboxes, reflectors, and gels. Sometimes, a perfect portrait is simple to create.
In this example, a very soft light source was used to completely illuminate the model’s face. Of course, you don’t want completely flat light; you want shade and for the light to come from a definite point.
The model’s hair is balanced against the main light with its own light and a normal reflector.
The main light produces a lot of stray light, but this is used to illuminate the background. Position the model far enough from the background so that the background receives enough light without any shadows from the model.
If you’ve never worked with Set.a.Light before, you should give it a try! There is also a free demo version on the website, which you can use to open these setups.