8 Lighting Setups


Being ready is important when approaching portraiture in a candid manner. In this image Art Suwansang was aware of the energy as opposed to the lighting setup. Since this was photographed on infrared film, his understanding of what would be presented to the camera and how this would be translated into a finished image was crucial.© Art P. Suwansang (Courtesy of the artist)

Our approach to lighting utilizes a building-block concept. This means that we start with the simplest setup and add lights to control various areas within the portrait. Our idea is to present a progression of lighting design that provides predictable results. ...

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