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Don’t Let Bad Lighting Ruin Your Portraits

Even with the most elegant composition and innovative creative ideas, a photo will fail if it does not employ good lighting. If that is something you struggle with, this fantastic video will show you six different lighting techniques that will improve your images.

Coming to you from Signature Edits, this great video discusses six different lighting techniques to improve your photos. When it comes to landscape lighting, I think it is generally important to embrace two principles: patience and working with what you have. I firmly believe you can create good landscape images in any light, but the key is learning to read the light a given scene has and shoot photos that that light is conducive to. Of course, you may have a different shot in mind, in which case, patience comes into play. Professional landscape photographers will often wait hours for the light they are looking for or even follow weather forecasts and plan to visit a location multiple times to get the shot they want. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

If you want to continue learning about lighting for portraits, be sure to check out “Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!”


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