To light a subject properly, the key is finding the proper balance between lighting the subject and the background. In portrait photography, this is known as the key light and fill light. You need a key light to define the subject’s shape and the fill light to create depth and contrast in the portrait. But a good background light can soften the shadow, add interest to the portrait, and draw attention to the subject’s eyes.
Natural Light vs. Studio Portrait Lighting
Studio lighting is the only type of lighting that allows for complete control of the amount of light that reaches the subject. This allows the photographer to place the lights where the light is most flattering to the person and to create shadows in places where the shadows naturally fall.
Natural light is the type of lighting that results from daylight coming through windows and skylights. The light is … Read the rest