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 most ideal light source should be natural daylight, so that the eyes are more uniform and soft, and the area is larger.
_In the indoor environment, the ideal light source is the window. Character 45 degrees is the best when facing the window.
_The eyes reflected from the reflecting plate on the slope of the ground are in the lower part of the eyeball.
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.
Light Source: Indoor Self-Light
Eye Spot Shape: Window
Light Source: Film Studio Flexible Box
Eye Spot Shape: Flexible Box (which can simulate the effect of windows very well)
Light source: built-in flash
Eye Spot Shape: The Shape Most Should Avoid: Small Spots
Light source: external flash
Eye Spot Shape: Flexible hood flash points to the ceiling and reflects light (not much better than direct light)
Light Source: Natural Light
Eye Spot Shape: Skylight Overhead
Light Source: Natural Light
Eye Spot Shape: Sky, Ideal State
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 use of flash ring photography effect, this is a relatively common one.
_Another form of ring flash.
Odd triangles made by the photographer himself.