Thursday 20 February 2020
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Simple Portrait Lighting Setup: Gorgeous Result


Here’s Ryan’s description of how he shot it:

“For the lighting setup, I didn’t get too complicated on this one. I set her up next to a large Southeast-facing window and placed a large silver reflector under her face and to viewer’s left to punch it up some. It was cloudy outside, but that was offset by a lot of reflective snow on the ground, which made for this nice, soft light.” See more of Ryan’s work here.

A window and a reflector – so simple yet so effective (see tutorials below for more information on how you can do it).

Here are Ryan’s settings for the shot:

Camera: NIKON D700
Focal Length: 85mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200 secs
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 200

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