Lighting Techniques for PortraitureJames Bell for A2 Photography 19/10/2011
Lighting Techniques for PortraitureAim: Recognise the techniques used for portraiture imagemaking.Learning objectives.•Identify the advantages of using studio lighting.•Research the function of a range of lightingattachments/accessories.•Produce images using “high key” and Low Key lighting•Research relevant portrait/fashion artists.
Lighting Techniques for PortraitureWhy use studio lighting?
Lighting Techniques for Portraiture• What is a portrait?•Portraits convey emotions an insight to a persons mood,identity.•Choice of lighting will influence the viewers perception of thesubjects mood.•High Key and Low -Key lighting are typical examples of howa photographer can use lights to influence the viewersemotions/describe character/stature.
Lighting Techniques for PortraitureHigh Key Lighting an image with predominantly light tones. used in beauty images light hearted funLow Key Lighting an image with predominantly dark tones. creates a mood mystery detailed skin texture adds character
Lighting Techniques for Portraiture Pablo Picasso by Irving Penn.
Lighting Techniques for Portraiture Irving Penn.
Lighting Techniques for Portraiture David Bailey.
Lighting Techniques for PortraitureMID KEY LIGHTING. Iggy Pop, by Annie leibovitz, Miami, Florida, 2000, Silver Print
Lighting Techniques for Portraiture Lighting attachments/accessoriesTASK OneName the above lighting accessories and describe their function
Lighting Techniques for PortraitureHIGH KEY Lighting diagram (EXAMPLE) White cloth background Light meter reading wall f11 - f16 Lightmeter White reflector reading face f 8 x softbo Camera @ 1/125s @ f8 - 0.5 stop
Lighting Techniques for PortraitureLOW KEY Lighting diagram (EXAMPLE) BLACK cloth background Light meter reading wall f11 - f16 Lightmeter SNOOT reading face f 8 Black reflector(optional) Camera @ 1/125s @ f8 + 0.5 stop
Lighting Techniques for PortraitureTask 2.• create your own low key and high key images•Set up lights with help from tutor•Produce close up images for retouching studies(PHOTOSHOP)•Down load images to computer and produce colour/black andwhite print-outs.•Keep records LIGHT METER AND LIGHTINGDIAGRAMS of evening for sketch book/journal•Evaluate outcomes.Home work: •research high key, low key, mid key image •plan lighting approach you will use in your project.
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