Shooting portraits on location is a fantastic way to add some drama to your shots or to use the surrounding environment to complement your subject and to tell a story. If you would like to improve your lighting and portraiture, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you how one photographer lit, posed, and shot a series of pin-up portraits using four different lighting setups.
Coming to you from Eli Infante with Westcott Lighting, this great video tutorial will show you four different lighting setups for a variety of different pin-up portraits. Shooting on location is a wonderful way to really expand your creativity, but the flip side of that is that the logistics are a bit more complicated. This means that photographers will often elect to simplify their equipment a bit, meaning they will often revert to using just a single light. However, as you will see, you can still create professional portraits with just a single light, and they make it easier to work in a fluid manner. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Infante.
If you would like to continue learning about how to light a portrait, be sure to check out “Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!”