Andy Glogower prepared this presentation to help you understand his approach to lighting the portrait.
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Studio Light Demo by Reinier Munguia
 

This first picture shows the use of one main light to the left and a fill light on the right. The fill light was set few feet behind the model to illuminate the background while providing some fill-light on the right side of the face. This fill light softened the shadows created by the main light, also known as key light.

On Ken's picture, I removed the second light, using a white cardboard to provide some fill to the right side of his face.

     
 
On this image of our model, I used a single light with a softbox positioned really close to the model. Doind so created a really soft light similar to that achieved by a window light effect. In a window light setup, the subject is positioned near a window and the light that hits the subject is usually light bouncing off nearby buildings or structures making the light softer.
     
 

This image was taken using the incandescent bulb (Preview lights of the studio flashes). Since the color temperature of these lights is around 2800 °K and I was using Daylight on the white balance, the result is the yellowish tinted image below. To fix the problem all I did was to change the white balance of the raw file to incandescent, rendering the picture in more natural flesh tones.


Nikon CLS Demonstration by Jose Ramos
 

The first image shows the use of two wireless flash units in TTL mode on either side of the model. Notice the two catchlights on the models eyes. The image belows shows the typical on camera flash exposure. The light of the top mounted flash is flat and produces a lifeless photo when compared to picture on the left.

  On this image three flashes were used to add a hair light effect. One flash was positioned behind and to the side of the model while the other two were in fron of the model on either side. The interesting part about this, is that all flashes used were on TTL-mode meaning the exposure was claculated by the camera based on how light was reflected form the subject. Unfortunately, TTL is not fool proof, and as in the case of this image some areas of the hair became slightly overexposure. The way to fix it is using flash compensation to decrease the output power of the flash casuing the overexposure.


 

 

 

 

 

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