Chapter 17. Lighting Portraits Classically

ONE MORE TIME AROUND THE LIGHTING COMPASS 227

BROAD LIGHTING 228

DMV LIGHTING 229

ON THE NOSE LIGHTING 230

BUTTERFLY/PARAMOUNT LIGHTING 231

COPY LIGHTING 232

SHORT LIGHTING 233

LOOP LIGHTING 234

REMBRANDT LIGHTING 235

SPLIT & HATCHET LIGHTING 236

HORROR LIGHTING 237

Figure 17.1. Eight lighting styles created with a single Speedlite. Top row: Broad, DMV, On The Nose, and Short. Bottom row: Loop, Rembrandt, Split, and Horror.

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