How to add a highlight to a model's face using a grid on the key light

9/13/2012 ISO 1200 Magazine 1 Comments



Adorama Photography TV presents Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace. In this episode, Mark shows how to add a highlight to a model's face using a grid on the key light.

Using light grids is helpful when shooting portraits because it creates a slightly brighter face for added interest. It also is useful for subjects who have skin imperfections, as this light will help smooth those out in the picture.

1 comments:

Melo said...

Although I do find Mark well informed and knowledgeable, I'm of the photography school of thought that you use your eye as opposed to metering repeatedly. With digital cameras you get an instant view of how things look and should be able to get a base setup just with basic lighting knowledge (a la Joel Grimes). Which is why I sold my meter.

Also, these tuts are well put together, but I find the end result is usually lacking any style. The styling in the photos is terrible and outdated.