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Simple Lighting Techniques For Studio
Portrait Photography
By Anamika Swami
There are different types of lighting techniques which can be used for
portrait photography. Perfect lighting techniques are the best way to
obtain a good portrait. Portrait photography basically deals with
photography of people. Therefore it is essential to choose good studio
lights to obtain the required results.
Majority of the professional lighting kits are quite expensive. However,
there are many online stores which showcase a variety of these kits at
affordable price rates. Different types of lights can be used effectively to
achieve the desired goals.
Basically there are two types of lights which are used in studios which
include the flash and continuous. Due to the immense beneficial features,
flash is used in most of the photography sessions. Continuous lights are
seldom used as it generates heat and creates an uncomfortable
environment. Although it provides reliable luminosity, it is less preferred
by most of the photographers. In due course of time, the color of the
illumination begins to fade which affects the quality of the images.
Therefore it is quite essential to choose the right type of illumination for
portrait photographs.
The efficiency of the kits also depends on the mounting technique of the
cameras. The lights should never affect the cameras in any way.
Professional photographers thereby use flexible tripods so that the
cameras can be mounted accordingly. In this way, it is possible to
guarantee good quality photographs. Poorly set cameras can tarnish the
effects of a good photograph. Therefore it is important to take time and
effort to choose a perfect tripod for professional photography purposes.
The background is another important aspect to consider while shooting a
professional photograph. Backgrounds should never reflect light back to
the camera. A perfect background absorbs the brightness and delivers a
high quality picture. It is essential to choose good color backgrounds that
are easy to edit.
Some photographers take pilot shots to ensure the quality of illumination
in the studio. Pilot shots are ideal in analyzing different flaws. The location

of the tripod and the background should also be considered while taking a
pilot shot.
It is important to understand that even the best kits fail in the course of
time. Burnt filaments and dirt are some of the common reasons for the
lights to fail. Therefore it is pertinent to check the quality of these kits
before beginning a photo shoot. The tripods and the background should
also be checked periodically for changes.
There are other different types of techniques such as paramount,
dramatic and basic lighting set up. Paramount technique is ideal for studio
portraits as it can sculpt the face with brightness. The dramatic technique
is another variety which is also used to create an impact on photograph.
The basic technique is the most versatile and simple procedure used by
most of the professional photographers. It is easy to set up this method in
studios and it can be used in different variations. The results or the
photographs vary according to the type of lights and techniques.
Anamika Swami has wide knowledge of B2B Marketplace and Business
industries. Get latest updates on studio lights which are of great demand
in B2B space. You can find more free information about LED light fittings.
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