Using the Continuous Light and Barndoors for Portraiture

9/01/2014 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments


Top Pro portrait photographer Jim Schmelzer discusses essential ways of shaping the Ice Light's output with the Ice Light Barndoors. Jim creates a 4 Ice Light setup, using 2 rim lights, a fill light, and a key light. ( Dear readers, I know... $600x4!!!!)


He place the key light centered and slightly above his subject to create butterfly lighting. Then, Jim adds barndoors to this Ice Light, eliminating light fall on his subjects body. This draws your eye directly to her face.

Text and video via F.J. Westcott



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