Master Any Lighting Setup With The Help Of set.a.light 3D

The 9 Types Of Portrait Lighting Photographers Need To Know-whether They're On Location Or In Studio

5/19/2020 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Studio lighting staples that every photographer should master. One caveat before we get started on this topic. John Gress is not a fan of giving everything photographers do a name. It does make it easier to talk about, but it's not like your customer is going to come to you saying,

He really loves how well you do loop lighting. And just because you use some technique that has a name, doesn’t mean that it’s going to be good.

The best way to talk about this would be hours on a clock, with the camera at 6 pointed at 12.

View this post on Instagram

Happy New Year! Thanks for the 500,000 plus likes in 2019! It’s been an amazing year and I have so many reasons to be greatful. A special thanks to @marcusmatteo, @proberto331, @regalmoments, @elinchrom_ltd, @b.marchulaitis, @feliciareedphotography, @ourppa, @angelatalentinokurkian, @_emilyteague, @rickguasco, @circalifeimages, @vflatworld, @davidhorton107, @kenhillfta, @_carla.georgina, @garyhughesofficial, @nicolerogersbeauty, @moltobella_1972, @italoaussieboy, @iso1200magazine, @flash_mates, @gravitybackdrops and many more for all of your help and support throughout the year! #2019bestnine #behindthescenes #photoshoot #Profoto #Elinchrom #portraitsession #elinchrom_ltd #makeportraits #portraitmood #portraitphotography #johngressmedia #portraitvision #profotoglobal #flashmates #pursuitofportraits #photostudio #chimeralighting #studiophotography #strobist #portrait_mf #kdpeoplegallery #johngressmedia #portraitfestival #iso1200 #chicagophotographer #lasvegasphotographer #laphotographer #phoenixphotographer #chicagomodel #dallasphotographer #profotousa
A post shared by John Gress (@johngressmedia) on

  1. Split lighting
  2. Backlight or rim lighting
  3. Butterfly lighting
  4. Clamshell
  5. Loop lighting
  6. Rembrandt lighting
  7. Short lighting
  8. Broad Lighting
  9. Cross Lighting

Read the full article on:

About John Gress:

For over 20 years Chicago photographer & director John Gress has created stunning photography and videos for some of America’s largest companies and international media outlets.  His work has included national lifestyle advertising, portraits and videos for the beauty industry and action photography of professional athletes. Professional Photographer Magazine called Gress “one of the nation’s foremost experts on lighting.” Let's Get Connected: www.johngress.comTwitter | Facebook | Instagram

Text, image and video via John Gress

Get Latest Videos,Promotions & Exclusive Offers Via Email:

We don't send spam!