Beauty images traditionally make use of hard lighting, but it can be tricky controlling shadows, textures and contrast to ensure minimal imperfections in the image.
In just two hours Karl covers all you need to know about beauty lighting – from makeup requirements to lighting angles and post-production requirements – and shows you how to achieve a great beauty portrait using just three lights.
He clearly explains what modifiers are best to use, how to use them, how to reveal texture (and how much to reveal) and how directional light can have a great impact.
He also demonstrates a number of alternative lighting settings, explaining how just minor adjustments in lighting can make a difference and why it’s important to understand the inverse square law in order to achieve the best possible results.
This is an information packed show that will change the way you understand both beauty images and hard light.
- What is beauty photography
- Lighting styles for beauty photography
- Controlling hard light sources
- A guide to lighting modifiers: How to achieve hard light
- How to control shadows
- The inverse square law: What it is and the impact it has
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