http://www.goodlightmag.com/21 – Good Light! Issue 21, the one with plenty of tips for perfect portraiture. In this video we are diving into different lighting styles and lighting patterns. Like so often this is discussed in the context of head shots. But in this video we go a step further and analyse the effect of the patterns on the body of your model as well.
The two different styles we explore are
1. Broad Lighting – You shoot into the broadly lit side of your model
2. Short Lighting – You shoot towards the shadow side
Both styles can be applied to most of the standard portrait lighting patterns:
1. Rembrandt Lighting
2. Loop Lighting
3. Butterfly Lighting
4. Split Lighitng
5. Straight-on Lighting
When you master these portrait lighting patterns you can tell apart good lighting from bad lighitng. It will be much easier to control your light and the effect your lighting angles have on your model.
Finally, we also look at a lighting pattern that is not looking charming: Underlighting. It gives your photos the feel of a horror movie.
Check out the video and if you like it then get the whole story in Good Light! Mag Issue 21. It includes even instructions on how to DYI the flower band our model is wearing using 3 artificial flowers from Ikea.
I wish you good light!
Michael from http://goodlightmag.com