In need of general Portrait techniques

Started Dec 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sailor Blue
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Re: In need of general Portrait techniques
In reply to Pasmia, Dec 18, 2012

You didn't tell us what equipment you have, which would have made a reply easier but basically what you need to do is start with one or two lights and learn how to use them with one pose. Once you learn how to see the light with one pose so that it is easy to move the lights to keep the same lighting as the subject moves then you add a second pose, then a third, etc.

Here are some general articles to help you build your library.

Portrait Lighting - Names for different portrait lighting set-ups in photography

Benji's Studio Lighting and Posing Tutorial

Benji - The Rules Of Good Portraiture in PDF Format for Printing

Benji - PS Technique For Checking Exposure (Portraits)

Benji - Photographing The Big Beautiful Teen

Ed Shapiro - The fabulous fill light...an article

Ed Shapiro - Facial Analysis in Fine Portraiture- Corrective Techniques

Ed Shapiro - Background Usages and Manaement

How to Handle HANDS

Thomas Park - The One-Light Studio: Digital Photography Review

Posing Guide 1.pdf

Posing Guide 2.pdf

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