An Unconventional TWO-Light Portrait Setup

1/06/2023 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

 

Pye Jirsa is continuing his exploration of unconventional studio portrait lighting setups. In a previous tutorial, he experimented with a portrait lighting technique that involved placing the main light source behind the subject rather than in front, creating a look that resembles natural backlighting.  The model for this tutorial is Kiara, who is sitting on the same stool as before and in front of the same backdrop, a hand-painted creation by artist Jeremy Ellsworth. He is using the Westcott fj400 and a v-flat for their lighting setup. 



For this tutorial, Pye will be adding a second light to their setup. They will be making a few adjustments to their original setup and demonstrating how to create different lighting effects using two lights. He will also be discussing some lighting concepts and camera ambient light exposure techniques. 


Pye Jirsa explains that in photography, the ambient exposure and flash power can be adjusted to achieve different looks in a portrait. To create a more dramatic effect, the ambient exposure should be lowered and the flash power should be increased. On the other hand, a more natural look can be achieved by raising the ambient exposure and decreasing the flash power. By making these adjustments, it is possible to achieve a wide range of looks in portrait photography.


By following along with this tutorial, viewers will have the opportunity to learn more about portrait lighting and improve their skills in this area.



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