Please enjoy this bonus for Professional Photographer magazine readers, a free lighting lesson from Web Photo School.
By Norman Haughey, Web Photo School Contributor
The impact and success of a portrait can be the result of lighting, composition, body language, lens choice, camera angle, clothing, color, texture or even luck. With a few portrait techniques, your luck will improve dramatically. There are many stylistic methods which can make a photographer's work a little unique and help your own style develop over time.
In this lesson, I will merely try to pass on some basic tips that will bring immediate positive results to your photography.
Many of the techniques shown are subtle and require only a slight adjustment to the subject to create a more pleasing and natural representation. I will touch on some common techniques to affect the viewer’s impression of the subject's personality.
- Facial Analysis
- Double Chins
- Narrow Lighting
- Broad Lighting
- Split Lighting
- Masculine & Feminine Pose
- Eye Problems
- Glasses Glare
- Portrait Lens Choice
Go to Posing and Lighting to Flatter Your Subject at Web Photo School.
A lesson produced by www.webphotoschool.com