Introduction to Lighting Women

If you’re a photographer who is just starting to learn the properties of light—quantity, quality, color temperature, and direction—digesting all of that information can feel extremely overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to feel that way. In fact, there’s a really practical way to understand light and how to apply those principles when photographing women, and I’ll show you how in this chapter.

Each of these properties can be used interchangeably to create different lighting setups for photographing portraits, commercial photographs, and fashion photographs. While there’s not one right way to light an image, learning how to manipulate light will directly influence how the viewer perceives the final image. ...

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