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One Light Portraits Part 2: The Diagrams

A lot of you have asked for lighting diagrams from my last post on One Light Portraits, so here they are- the finished shot, as well as the arrangement of lights, reflectors, and camera position.  Enjoy!

Image: For this shot, the flash is on-camera, and bounced into a reflector at camera left.

For this shot, the flash is on-camera, and bounced into a reflector at camera left.

Image: This is a variation on the previous shot. This time, the reflector is placed at the model...

This is a variation on the previous shot. This time, the reflector is placed at the model's waist, facing up. The flash is bounced at the ceiling, and teh reflector then reflects that light up into the model's face.

Image: For this shot, a speedlite in a softbox was used. We are outdoors, and our subject is positio...

For this shot, a speedlite in a softbox was used. We are outdoors, and our subject is positioned under a tree for shade. The softbox then becomes the main light on our subject, and the daylight fills the background.

Image: In this shot, a softbox is set up behind the subject, while a reflector is set up directly op...

In this shot, a softbox is set up behind the subject, while a reflector is set up directly opposite to bounce light into the face. In this case, the silver side of the reflector was used.

Image: A household bulb can make a perfectly acceptable light source when nothing else is available....

A household bulb can make a perfectly acceptable light source when nothing else is available. In this case, a household lamp was used, with the shade removed. To soften the light, a white sheet was used as a scrim to allow light to pass through. A higher ISO- ISO 2500 - was used. Keep in mind your white balance must be adjusted for the yellowish cast a household bulb creates.

Image: This shot uses one large soft box- 50 inches- to create a soft light.

This shot uses one large soft box- 50 inches- to create a soft light.

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Rick Berk
Rick Berk

is a photographer based in Freeport, Maine, shooting a variety of subjects including landscapes, sports, weddings, and portraits. Rick leads photo tours for World Wide Photo Tours and his work can be seen at RickBerk.com and you can follow him on his Facebook page and on Instagram at @rickberkphoto.

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