Lighting Basics: How to Shoot Professional-Looking Portraits


In this video, professional photographer Erin Manning provides a foundation of some basic lighting principles and how to apply these techniques to your portraiture. Utilizing constant, daylight-balanced light sources and a variety of light modifiers, Manning gives a broad overview of lighting setups and how to modify your lighting in accordance with your subject. She also provides some tips on how to interact with your subjects, allowing you to get the most out of your portrait sessions.

In the second half of the video, Manning works with a model and applies the lighting and shooting techniques she has previously discussed, for a more thorough and interactive lesson.

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Fantastic! Thanks bhphoto!

Very informative for novice. Thanks!

Great video. Plus Erin is hot :-)