In classical portraiture there are several things you need to control and think about to make a flattering portrait of your subjects, including: lighting ratio, lighting pattern, facial view, and angle of view. I suggest you get to know these basics inside out, and as with most things, then you can break the rules. What shape is the shadow on the face, in simple terms. There are four common portrait lighting patterns, they are:. There are also Broad and Short lighting which are more of a style, and can be used with most of the patterns above. Split lighting is exactly as the name implies — it splits the face exactly into equal halves with one side being in the light, and the other in shadow.
6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know
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