Portrait Lighting: Colored Backgrounds

Step Four

portrait tutorials colored backgroundFor the main light, I chose a 16″ beauty dish because it has more defined shadows. I added barn doors to keep any light from spilling onto the background, which helps feather the light on the subject. (Feathering means aiming the light past the center of the subject.) Note: When using the beauty dish with barn doors, you need to be very accurate with the position of your light!


portrait tutorials colored background

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 80–200mm lens at 125mm, 1/125 at f/8, IS0 100, color balance at 5200 K

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