- Using a main light
- Adding a reflector fill light
- Using umbrellas as background lights
This lesson will show how to use a large main light with inexpensive secondary lighting to light a casual portrait.
Our large LiteDome with strobe served as the main light.
We used a 39 x 72" LitePanel Kit (white surface) as a fill for the shadow side of our model.
An Adjustable Silver Umbrella was added for light to fall on the background and on our model as a separation light.
We have a new look with the background lit and a nice rim light adding even more dimension to the photo.
We added a second Adjustable Silver Umbrella to the right of the set to light the background and the model.
The separation light from the umbrellas produces a nice rim light as well as background light. The final lighting setup produces a rich, bright light to great result.
Following are Web Photo School lessons related to this topic.
|Contrasting Colors for Vivid Results |
We used louvers for controlling the direction of light for this shot. See how controlling light and using vivid color add interest to a shot.
|Shoot Full Length Portraits with Portable Flashes |
This lesson shows how we used radio-controlled portable flash and double diffusion to shoot this full length portrait.
|Transformations with Portrait Lighting |
We used a large (7-foot) main light to shoot this portrait.
|Creating Drama in Portraiture |
Learn how to set up a simple, yet effective lighting solution for dramatic portraits.