The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

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Editor said: As the saying goes, the eyes are the windows of the soul. A person's emotions and emotions can be transmitted through the eyes, which shows how important the eyes are to a person. Similarly, in portrait photography, how to control the use of light is also crucial. Different angles of light show different effects. Let's learn how to control light by piecing together. Eyesight is the light spot on the eyeball of a portrait. Its English name is Catchlight. You can design it when you shoot the lighting in the early stage, or later stage, of course. Because the eyeball is a relatively independent part, so it is not easy to do later, which can save a lot of pre-lighting and posing costs. But the PS problem is not discussed here. In order to shoot the eyes, we need to pay attention to the light source and the angle of the characters.

1. Can you see what kind of light is used in the following pictures?

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

_The most ideal light source should be natural daylight, so that the eyes are more uniform and soft, and the area is larger.

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

_In the indoor environment, the ideal light source is the window. Character 45 degrees is the best when facing the window.

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

_The eyes reflected from the reflecting plate on the slope of the ground are in the lower part of the eyeball.

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

Outdoor at night, you can use mobile phone to supplement light

Second, the effect of different light sources.

Usually, the shape of the eye is the same as that of the light source.

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

Light Source: Indoor Self-Light

Eye Spot Shape: Window

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

Light Source: Film Studio Flexible Box

Eye Spot Shape: Flexible Box (which can simulate the effect of windows very well)

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

Light source: built-in flash

Eye Spot Shape: The Shape Most Should Avoid: Small Spots

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

Light source: external flash

Eye Spot Shape: Flexible hood flash points to the ceiling and reflects light (not much better than direct light)

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

Light Source: Natural Light

Eye Spot Shape: Skylight Overhead

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

Light Source: Natural Light

Eye Spot Shape: Sky, Ideal State

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

Light source: door

Eye Spot Shape: The ideal shape of the sky reflected by the car door (originally believed by the author).

So, to understand the characteristics of the eyes, the next time you study a photograph, you can restore more of the way photographers shoot.

Three. Flash ring

Flash rings are also a very useful tool in portrait photography.

Ring flash, full name is ring flash. As the name implies, ring flash is a professional flash which is installed in front of the lens and is in the shape of ring or circular arrangement. Generally, SLR cameras can be equipped with ring flash, and the effect of micro-range has nothing to do with the model of the camera.

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

_The use of flash ring photography effect, this is a relatively common one.

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

_Another form of ring flash.

The Key to Portrait Photography: Eye Lighting

Odd triangles made by the photographer himself.


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