Artificial Lighting

February 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This week we brought out the lights! It was all about the 6 lighting styles that are most commonly used in photography. Those 6 lighting styles are Split, Loop, Rembrandt, Butterfly, Short, and Broad. Although, normally used in studio photography, we held the class outdoors in the San Antonio sun. It was not forgiving and made demonstrating some of the lighting a bit challenging at times. We over came that and we were able knock out all 6. Some of the more interesting lighting styles, like Rembrandt and Butterfly, are always good to add into portraiture photography. They make for a more dramatic shot. Rembrandt lighting takes it's name from the Dutch painter who used a particular style of lighting in his paintings. The lighting style is recognized by the triangle that forms under on of the eyes of the subject. Butterfly lighting also has a distinctive shadow that forms. You get a neat little shadow under the nose that resembles a butterfly. I didn't get a chance to do a quick session with this weeks model like the previous 2 classes, but I did get a few shots of some of the lighting styles. This Saturday will be the final class of this series. It will be a full photoshoot from start to finish. We will plan out shoot, pick our setting, pose the model, and shoot! It's open to any and everyone who wants to come on out and practice.


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