Lighting and portraits

 LIGHTING CAN AFFECT THE APPEARANCE OF A PERSON

LIGHTING CAN AFFECT THE APPEARANCE OF A PERSON

Lighting is a crucial aspect of photography portraiture, it can make a person look sad, bad, mad, and very awkward. The reason is because the face casts shadows distorting how a person looks.

Here are portraits of different faces from left to right (scary, serious, mysterious, distracted, awkward)

Watch the following video on the basic on how to set up lighting. 


Your Assignment

Your job will be to create 8 different portraits of the same person, but you need to vary the lighting angle of the lights. Use the mannequin head example below to get an idea of the angles of light you need. 

Create a poster on photoshop using the 8 different portrait photos you shot. 

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