How to Use Loop Lighting for Portraits

How to Use Loop Lighting for Portraits Photo by Kareya Saleh on Unsplash One of the most popular lighting techniques for portraits is Loop Lighting. It is also sometimes called Glamour Lighting. It can be accomplished by using one light, a single light and reflectors, or multiple lights. In this quick tutorial, learn...

Short vs Broad Lighting for Portraits

Short vs Broad Lighting for Portraits  photo by CoffeeAndMilk via iStock Portrait lighting can turn a basic photo into a work of art. Understanding how lighting configurations and lighting ratios affect your final images will allow you to control the creative processes used to make outstanding portraits. Among the...

How to Use Split Lighting for Portraits

How to Use Split Lighting for Portraits Photo by Petr Ovralov on Unsplash  When looking into portrait lighting setups, we come across many one-light portrait tips. Split lighting is one of the more commonly used lighting configurations for portrait photography. What Is Split Lighting? Split lighting illuminates...

How to Use Rembrandt Lighting for Portraits

How to Use Rembrandt Lighting for Portraits Photo by JJ Jordan on Unsplash Rembrandt lighting is one of the most recognizable lighting techniques for portrait photography. What is Rembrandt lighting for portraits? What makes it so special? How do you configure your portrait lighting set up to make use of this...

How to Use Fill Light for Outdoor Portraits

How to Use Fill Light for Outdoor Portraits photo by Ridofranz via iStock  Photography is all about light. We all know that. But light can be tricky or non-sufficient sometimes. What do you do if you don’t have the best lighting situation when doing outdoor portraits? Do you suck it up and wait for better...

Essential Portrait Lighting Tips

Essential Portrait Lighting Tips Photo by CoffeeAndMilk via iStock Creating beautiful portraits depends on your ability to accomplish a variety of tasks - how you compose and frame the shot, the separation of the subject from the background, and, of course, the lighting that's used. Not all light is made equal, and the...

Basic Portrait Lighting Principles

Basic Portrait Lighting Principles photo by silverkblack via iStock One of the most important skills to have as a photographer of any kind is the ability to understand the different attributes of light. From the direction of light to the quality of its tone, the color of light to its luminosity, there are many factors to...
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