How Mark Mann Uses Grids And Diffusion To Recreate His Portrait Of Viggo Mortensen

2/11/2021 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Celebrity portrait photographer Mark Mann shares his lighting process by trying to recreate the lighting set-up he used for his photo of Viggo Mortensen. This lighting tutorial will cover some basics of lighting for portrait photography: Mark goes step by step, showing how he works with things like grids and diffusion, how he manipulates shadows and creates vignettes, how he sculpts light to shape his subject’s features.


In this video, Mark challenges himself to recreate his own lighting set-up. He starts with a portrait he shot of actor and Oscar Winner Viggo Mortensen and works backward, trying to shape the light in the exact same way for a new portrait with a new subject. This tutorial is designed to give a step by step overview of Mark Mann’s professional portrait lighting process.



About Mark Mann:

Mark Mann is a celebrity and advertising photographer. His editorial work has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Vibe, Spin, Fortune, Billboard, Parade, and Complex, among others. He has shot countless celebrities, including Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, Iggy Pop, Jack Black, the Black Eyed Peas, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Simon Baker, Stevie Wonder, Bradley Cooper, Willie Nelson, Sean Connery, John Hamm, and Jennifer Hudson. Mark loves to shoot people from Presidents to Kids who want to be Presidents.Let's Get Connected:   www.markmannphoto.com | Instagram | Twitter

About Alex Hooks:

Alex Hooks is a fashion and lifestyle photographer. His work has been featured in numerous internationally published editorials, catalogs, and ad campaigns. He is consistently the worst dressed person at any fashion event.Let's Get Connected:   | Instagram


Text, image and video via Complicated Things | Complicated Things is Alex Hooks and Mark Mann.






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