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Light an Amazing Portrait with a low cost DIY Lighting Kit

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In today’s episode, learn how to Light an Amazing Portrait with a low cost DIY Lighting Kit. Our kit is under $50! Check them out on Amazon here: DIY Lighting Kit

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Introduction to Portrait Lighting

If this is your first time using Lights for a portrait, being able to see how the Lights interact with your subject will amaze you! The slight movement of a Light can have a large impact on the mood of your photo. When you are taking a portrait, everything should revolve around your subject. Your choice in lighting should match the tone of the subject.

What We Cover

In this photography episode, we go over the specific Lights we chose for our DIY (Do It Yourself) lighting kit. We also cover some lighting basics and the purpose of each Light we used. Then we give you some awesome tips on working with your subject. We cover some things you can do and say to make your subject feel more comfortable.

Stay tuned for our next episode as we edit one of these headshots. The RAW file that Aaron is editing will be available for you to download and follow along.


What You’ll Need

  • Camera
  • Linkable Fluorescent Lights
  • Dark Color Backdrop

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