Lighting indoors and outdoors? Don't be afraid!
In the process of learning photography, most people are slowly progressing from natural light shooting to lighting stage. Many people often encounter many bottlenecks and difficulties in learning to light up, just as the light of lighting is not what you see but what you get, so they often think very well in their minds. Unfortunately, the light of a dozen of the world is not what they imagine. And even if some people use so-called visible light devices (such as some LED lights or some fluorescent lights), they still can't get the picture in their mind, and even have the problem of insufficient effort and finally give up.
In fact, lighting is not as difficult as imagined. It just needs some experience of natural light shooting before, including some observation of the direction of light, and some control of contrast. If you can catch some of the feelings of natural light shooting before you, I think you have made a step forward in lighting skills. Now let's take a look at some different polishing techniques.
Lighting requires some experience with previous natural light shooting.
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; like the backlighting performance of the following picture, is a technique that many people often use in taking portraits nowadays. Backlighting will make the photos have a special sense of space, and there will be "photo punctures" to make people see.
Side Backlight Manipulation
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; similarly, we can also use the way of lighting to express such a technique, using a flash in the left rear of the model, and then the angle of lighting is higher, so that the lens can eat some light, you can play the following backlighting technique.
Left rear retrograde manipulation
Effect of White Background Paper and Radar Shed Lamp
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; of course, in addition to the outdoor, the lighting method of white background paper in the shed is similar, but here we use bare lamp (without lampshade of the shed lamp), so that the light can not only hit people, but also hit the background, and we add a radome in front of the model. A shed lamp is used to light up a person's face.
In addition, usually indoors, we often take pictures of the following pictures. This is a window light on the side of the model's face, there will be some high-light areas on the face, and the contrast control on both sides of the face makes the picture more stereoscopic.
Highlights make the picture more three-dimensional
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; similarly, we can also use the way of lighting, so that the light and shadow on the face can have a contrast. In the following picture, we use two external flash shelves in the outdoor, and then through the white curtain to make a large area of soft light, to create a photo similar to the one shown above.
External Flash and Curtain Manufacturing Soft Light Effect
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; of course, in addition to imitating nature, we can also use the lighting technique in the shed, put it in the outdoor lighting, turn the background into a large canvas in your picture, and your model just stands on the canvas, and then use a small number of lamps to make similar pictures in the shed.
The following picture shows a large octagonal light shield in front of the model's left side, with a single light.
Effect of octagonal flexible hood and single lamp
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; of course, if you enter the shed, you can also use the bare lamp to imitate the sun's line light, as long as your lamp output is large enough and high enough.
Light effect of bare lamp
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; There are many ways of lighting in the shed, such as the multi-lamp method shown below will be the goal of many people. After all, the multi-lamp situation represents the situation of more lights you have to consider, and in this situation you have more factors to control, but if you can accurately grasp the purpose of each lamp, That's not far from that goal.
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; there are many lighting tools, we will introduce each lighting equipment slowly in the next chapter, so that you can make good use of the weapons in your hands!