No-Cost Lighting Tricks to Improve Your Digital Photos
How to Backlight a Portrait Subject
How to Take a Portrait Using Butterfly Lighting

How to Position Lights for a Professional-Looking Portrait

Add a background light.

This light creates some separation between the subject and background by making the background lighter than the main subject. Mount a diffusion screen (which can be as simple as a handkerchief or any other diffusing material) on the background light’s head to soften it as it spreads up the backdrop. Using the screen helps prevent the light from creating a hot spot.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share

Recommends

Promoted Stories From Around The Web

blog comments powered by Disqus
Using Your Digital Camera’s Fill Flash to Light a Photo
How to Take a Portrait Using Broad Lighting
How to Minimize the Flash Delays on Your Digital Camera
Cheap Lighting Gadgets for Your Digital Camera
Using Studio Lighting when You Take Your Digital Photos
Advertisement