Download 50 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers: by Steven H Begleiter PDF

By Steven H Begleiter

This cookbook-style advisor to portrait lights includes the entire elements valuable for a profitable photograph shoot. With 60 two-page spreads highlighting the concepts used to create gorgeous photos along the graphics themselves, aspiring photographers may have a transparent experience of either the «how» and the «why» of fine lights. tricky questions similar to How am i able to downplay a double chin and darkish shadows lower than the eyes? and the way am i able to produce a smooth, romantic consider in a womans portrait? Are addressed and resolved during this no-nonsense advisor to strong lighting fixtures.

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Fortunately, I always travel with black cloth, assistant and I traveled to one of his sites outside New BlackWrap, and large black cards (cut and folded). I York City to do this shoot for Manhattan Inc. maga- use them as gobos, employing clamps to mount them zine (no longer in existence). on light stands. This reduced the reflections. , trig- Visual Objective gered remotely) to illuminate small areas—in this case, This was a fun and challenging assignment. The the- the ticket booth. ater was gorgeous—it was hard to believe it was in Finally, to record the neon marquee I dragged my someone’s home—and Theo was easygoing.

This set the tone for the rest of the portrait’s family dynamic. 6 at 1/60 second beauty dish with grid; two gobos ladder (for elevated camera angle) Assignment challenge to photograph a baby, but being able to This is actually my sister Lisa and my seven-month-old place the infant in the mother’s arms will make your niece Ali. They had come to New York City to visit job much easier. You should also have in mind some me and see my studio—and whenever family comes to strategies to engage the baby—unusual sounds (not visit, I make sure to make time to photograph them.

It is my obsession. Posing I had Christopher sit on Peter’s lap as if he were cradling him. Then, I had them place their arms around each other and hold hands. The shape this created with their arms formed a heart. I also broke one of my own rules and placed the statue directly behind 30-degree grid on background, angled down from three feet above subjects Peter and Christopher’s head. I felt this helped tell the story of the spiritual side of Peter. The Story The image you see was the first idea and the one I liked the best.

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