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This is a 20-page follow-up to ONE LIGHT For Beautiful Portrait Photography.


Your TWO-Light Guide

This new guide, TWO-LIGHT PORTRAITS is now available for download!

This is the natural follow-up to my ONE-LIGHT PORTRAITS guide.

ONE-LIGHT PORTRAITS covered everything you need to get started with off-camera flash portraiture. This included the basics of lighting, gear setup, and one-light examples.

This new guide, TWO-LIGHT PORTRAITS builds on what you learned in the ONE-LIGHT ebook. Go beyond the key light to create more sophisticated looks.

TWO-LIGHT PORTRAITS is a concise reference that gets straight to the point. Just add a second light and reproduce the easy-to-follow examples:

  • Key Light & Hair Light
  • Key Light & Background Light
  • Key Light & Gelled/Colored Background Light
  • Key Light & Reflected Background Light
  • Double Side Lighting
  • Key Light & Fill Light
  • Clamshell Lighting

I provide the flash and camera settings, distances and placements involved, and details on the gear I use.

* Note: you can use any lighting you have, I only include the specifics of my gear for reference.

Each example contains sample images, showing you the result you should try to reproduce to learn the technique, a basic diagram of the lighting setup, and a behind-the-scenes photo of the actual setup.

All the setups and techniques are covered in this 20-page guide (PDF, ebook).

Adding a second light to your portrait setups can really change the game. As I’ll demonstrate in this guide, you can use a second light to:

  • Separate your subject from the background. Sometimes your subject needs a little extra illumination when the key light creates strong shadows on one side of your subject against a darker background.
  • Add interest to the background. Whether it’s against a plain seamless or an environment, a second light can be setup to add life to the background.
  • Emphasize the physique. One light at a hard angle can really highlight tone and texture. This is great for figure studies and bodyscapes. But two sidelights, opposite each other, is a dramatic way to showcase an athletic subject.
  • Go beyond one-light portraits. Traditional use of a second light is for fill lighting; reducing the contrast and shadows created by a key light. With practice, you’ll gain skill and an eye for adding in just the right amount of fill lighting on the shadow side of any portrait.

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This is a 20-page follow-up to ONE LIGHT For Beautiful Portrait Photography.