Hard Light Portrait

by Oleg Ti

Photographers have to learn lighting techniques using just hard lighting sources. Operating with reflectors that produce very hard light and avoiding softboxes as a source of very soft light are the very great steps  to understand lighting. On my masterclasses and workshops I strongly recommend another photographers to try to make portraits with only reflectors.

So here in my masterclass in Kiev I demonstrated how to make very nice, soft, vivid portrait using just reflectors: one as a key light, left and above the model, one as a fill light, just below the lens of the camera, and third one as a background light, behind the model and very close to the background. It is so important to find exact position and exact power of every source and that is what is called “your professional skills and understanding of lighting”.

Try it and you will open the new spaces of your possibilities.

Good luck.