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Schoeller Lighting

This lighting style is heavily influenced by Martin Shoeller, providing a hard bright light that falls off quickly. It gives the sense of hyper-reality when used with a wide aperture lens. It's familiarity with pop culture and media makes it a favorite for a modern...

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High Key Rembrandt

This is a setup is used a lot for professional head shots. The Rembrandt lighting gives a nice form to the face while the far bounced light fills the shadows in a very flattering way. Combined with a bounced light for a hair key can add...

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Overhead Key Lighting

This lighting setup is great for creative powerful figures, emphasizing the top of the torso. A dimmer, soft box light on the side works as a fill without overpowering the effect of the key. It's also useful to emulate a spotlight effect....

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Flanked Side Lighting

This was a simple set up using two gridded strip lights to emphasize form separate from the background, especially useful in physique and athletic photography. A high octobox was used as a fill light to provide flattering illumination down the middle....

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Rembrandt Lighting

Rembrandt lighting is a common technique in portrait photography. By lighting and gelling the background, it gives it a boost of energy that keeps it from getting stale without needing any additional subject lights. These shoots are usually a lot fun....

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Classic Portrait

This is a basic three-point technique which is the bread and butter of portrait photographers. Using short 3/4 lighting, a reflector in the far side to catch a bounce fill, and a rim light for the hair, the subject is easily cut from the background even...

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