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Learn Play With Light

Learn Play With Light, for Planning Great Portraits

Learn Play With Light for Planning Great Portraits. Portrait Photography has been around since almost the birth of Photography itself. In early days sensitivities were slow, and needed people to stay still for a period of time to get the Portrait done. It was obviously a shorter time than with painting, but still required posing and planning. Portraits are great to do, because even though they are very abundant, you can still find innovative ways in which many photographers are achieving portraiture, and when doing portraits as well.
One of the most important parts of General Photography, is the workflow, and Portrait, being such a huge branch of Photography, is not an exception. Every photographer has a workflow that will scope between planning and creative improvisation, but planning should always be welded to every photographer’s workflow. Portraits can be posed or candid, they can be done to strangers, or to clients. But the common element here, is lighting. You’ll almost always have available natural light natural that can be aided with artificial light. And here comes the main point of this personal opinion of mine, you should plan light, and everything will result GREAT.LLearn Play With Light I love to do light scripts before any kind of portrait project, and this little fella has helped me a lot with this:

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For me, natural light is the most beautiful of lights, but it’s very difficult to control it, since it goes along with time during the day, and also with weather and the elements. So the help of getting a session done with artificial filling light, is crucial for portraits.Learn Play With Light

For understanding light, you don’t need high tech equipment, you just need to play with fixed lights and a small doll to truly understand it. Go back in time to your childhood when you used to play with lights and shadows, is going to be almost the same, and you’ll find that you are pretty good at understanding light by doing things this way.

When you start Learn To Play With Light For Planning Great Portraits, you can define all of this variables when playing with light in a previous exercise to the light scripts:

Quantity of light sources

By defining this, you can see the importance of master lights and filling lights. Or in the best cases, natural light and artificial light aiding.Learn Play With Light,For Planning Great Portraits  diegosphotography-Blog by Diego Salcedo

Quantity of light sources, LEARN PLAY WITH LIGHT FOR PLANNING GREAT PORTRAITS

wedding photography by Diego Salcedo at Diego’s Photography.Learn Play With Light,For Planning Great Portraits diegosphotography-Blog by Diego Salcedo

 

 Intensity

 You can determine the effects on the mood, by increasing or decreasing the intensity of your light source, it’s important to have at least one light source that allows you to do this.Learn Play With Light,For Planning Great Portraits diegosphotography-Blog by Diego Salcedo

intensity,LEARN PLAY WITH LIGHT FOR PLANNING GREAT PORTRAITS

Headshot photography by Diego Salcedo at Diego’s Photography. Black and White photography of Robert.Learn Play With Light,For Planning Great Portraits diegosphotography-Blog by Diego Salcedo

 

Temperature 

Light can be warm or cool, the temperature of light goes in accordance with white balance and kelvin degrees.1 Learn Play With Light,For Planning Great Portraits diegosphotography-Blog by Diego Salcedo

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Fine Art photography by Diego Salcedo at Diego’s PhotographyLEARN TO PLAY WITH LIGHT FOR PLANNING GREAT PORTRAIT

Distance

 You can appreciate the effects of the light source by moving it close or far from your prop or light test doll, o like this case using a beautiful model.Learn Play With Light,For Planning Great Portraits diegosphotography-Blog by Diego Salcedo

Yoel, distance,LEARN PLAY WITH LIGHT FOR PLANNING GREAT PORTRAITS

Kids photography by Diego Salcedo at Diego’s Photography.LEARN TO PLAY WITH LIGHT FOR PLANNING GREAT PORTRAITS

Learn to pLay with Light for Planning Great Portraits

 Direction 

This is the direction in which the light beam baths the subject. 

Drayeon, Direction, LEARN PLAY WITH LIGHT FOR PLANNING GREAT PORTRAITS

Portrait photography by Diego Salcedo at Diego’s PhotographyLEARN TO PLAY WITH LIGHT FOR PLANNING GREAT PORTRAITS

Go back to the time were you used to play and be fascinated for small things, and you’ll see how great is to understand light in this practical and humble form.Learn To Play With Light,For Planning Great Portraits

Diego Salcedo


Learn To Play With Light For Planning Great Portraits

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