Portrait Lighting Techniques: Character Portrait

Step Five

Portrait Lighting techniquesFor the final touches of this portrait, we added the main light with a small 16″ parabolic reflector to create shadows. Barn doors were used to feather the main light and even the light across the face. 


The Setup

Portrait Lighting techniquesTo better help you understand the position of the lights in the previous steps, here’s a wide-angle shot of the setup. 


Editor’s Note: Now that you have your portrait, check out this video tutorial  from RC on retouching in Lightroom. If you liked the Portrait Lighting Techniques from James in this tutorial, you can find more of his work here on the KelbyOne Blog. 

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