Portrait photography is one of the most popular branches of this art form. Capturing the essence of someone in a fraction of a second is the challenge, and it takes several different skills to achieve it.
One of these skills is lighting. It is something many photographers run away from, because they think it is too complicated. It is not. You just have to know a few basics, and practice a lot.
DPS’s newest ebook, “Portraits – Lighting the Shot”, does just that. It gives you all you need to know to successfully light your portrait photographs.
The author, Gina Milicia, first goes into the ten basic rules you should observe. Using a light meter, and learning to light under pressure are just a couple of examples.
She then addresses the gear she uses and that you should have to make this kind of photography work for you.
A big portion of this ebook is dedicated to “The Way”. The author goes into detail explaining the different kinds of light there is, and how to tackle each one of them. She also explains how you can replicate natural light, and how to use fill flash, among other very useful tips.
The next section is all about style. Some aspects covered are:
- Blending different styles of light
- Beauty lighting
- Working in low light situations
- Shooting at high noon
- Shooting at twilight
- Lighting couples and groups
My overall opinion of this book is that it is very worth it if you already have some experience in portrait photography, and want to take it to the next level by introducing lighting.
You will learn a lot from this very experienced professional. Grab “Portraits – Lighting the Shot” now and start giving your photos that extra ‘wow’ factor.