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Chapter 3: Light formers / types of light / lighting design

Types of light: Soft light: Soft light, indirect light or also known as diffuse light, is produced through extensive light sources. We know diffuse light from nature, for example sunshine falling through a cloudy sky. A great characteristc of it is its uniform illumination and its minimization of shadows. Their contours are blurry and very soft. In studio photography you ... Read More »

Chapter 2: Starting with portrait photography

Portrait photography contains images of living things, mostly humans, but also creatures and animals. This famous genre of photography is all about “showing them in their correct light” as one would say. We want to point out characteristics of them or capture their emotions or their physical and emotional condition. Age, attractiveness,. beuaty or gender do mostly play a submissive ... Read More »

FAST GLAM – Light Modifiers: Beauty Dish

A beauty dish is a large, bowl-like reflective circular dish which ranges anywhere from 16 to 30 inches in diameter and is mostly used when shooting portraits and glam-style imagery. “FAST GLAM” Photo Shot feat. Melisa Mendini Creating a generally softer light is one of the functions of a beauty dish. Its coated interior which reduces basic highlights is what causes the ... Read More »

How to Use a Finished Image to Determine its Lighting Setup in Reverse?

In this video, we show you how you can backtrack and re-establish an original lighting setup on basis of a finished image: The first step is to adjust the room inside of the software to the later studio – this is important because set.a.light 3D also takes back reflections into account. Now you choose a model that most resembles the ... Read More »