Tips & Tricks

Five Portrature Lighting Patterns

Lighting techniques and theory are huge topics that take plenty of instruction and practice to master, but if you follow the simple guidelines presented here, you’ll be able to put together a basic lighting setup for good results, without having to learn the finer points of portrait lighting. And because you’re using continuous lighting, you’ll be able to see the effect of the lights on your subject as you arrange your setup. This is a great way to get started with portrait lighting and it will help you if you eventually move on to using flash/strobe.

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Winston Chaniwa

Winston Chaniwa

Winston is an aspiring photographer who currently does his photography through the brand Afri Photos. He has been doing photography for the past two years and has a passion for all forms of photography. He is the founder of Shutter Magazine and also currently runs a web design consultancy called Blaze Interactive which has been operating for the past 8 years.

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