Joel Grimes "Portrait Photography on Location" Lesson 4 - One Overhead Light
Learn how to master the one light overhead portrait look strobing outdoors. Since light often falls from top to bottom, this simple lighting technique is a must for those working with beauty/fashion type subjects. This technique is also great for bridal and high school senior portraits.
"In this video tutorial Joel demonstrates how he uses overhead light to bring out the beauty of his subject. Topics covered are: size of the light source, how to make light softer or harder, factoring in ambient light mixed with strobes, and placement of the overhead light. The video portion of the behind the scenes will give you a visual understanding of how he creates his favorite overhead lighting technique. It includes four different models in 4 locations. First is Lauren in the water, next a woman with her horse, thirdly, a young model in an open field, and lastly, a darker evening scene of a model on a short pier on a lake. In the last part of this video tutorial Joel shows his step by step post-production workflow. Technique include masking, dodging and burning, converting to black and white, cloning, and a workflow switching between Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. He explains it in a easy-to-understand method that will have you producing top-notch work when you practice and apply his techniques." - Steve Slate
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Run Time: 34 minutes