Lighting for Photographers: Portraiture

Lighting for Photographers: Portraiture

In this course, photographer and teacher Natalie Fobes introduces the techniques behind lighting for portraiture. Its begins with a look at the role of light in setting the mood of a portrait, and then looks at the essential gear photographers need for continuous-light portraiture. The techniques shown are also applicable to strobe lighting. Next, Natalie details a variety of common one-light and two-light lighting techniques, explaining exposure, metering considerations, and light modifiers along the way. The course concludes with several lighting tips, including minimizing physical challenges and do-it-yourself lighting gear instructions.

Topics include:

Understanding lighting positions Deconstructing photos to study lighting Lighting a portrait for a Rembrandt pattern Backlighting in portraits Examining a four-light portrait scenario Lighting for different skin tones


  • 英文名称:Lighting for Photographers: Portraiture
  • 时长:1小时24分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. Understanding lighting positions
  3. Deconstruct photos to study lighting
  4. Using butterfly lighting for portraits
  5. Lighting a portrait with the Rembrandt pattern
  6. Working with the split lighting pattern
  7. Backlighting in portraits
  8. Lighting a portrait with clamshell lighting
  9. Exploring a four-light portrait scenario
  10. Portrait scenario: Athlete
  11. Using wraparound lighting for a portrait
  12. Lighting for different skin tones
  13. White balance for skin
  14. Global lighting adjustments
  15. Work with the details
  16. Direct attention to the subject
  17. Goodbye