How Much Do You Know About Portrait Lighting?

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What is the light called that supply’s the general lighting direction of the portrait?

A Kicker

A Key

A Fill

A Point Source

Response:

A Key

A Fill

A Point Source

A Kicker

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What two elements must all fill lights have to do their function properly?

It has to be soft source and far away

It should be on axis (center) with little direction, and as close to the subject as possible

It needs to be weaker than the key and far away

A reflected source works best and should bounce the light up

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It has to be soft source and far away

It should be on axis (center) with little direction, and as close to the subject as possible

It needs to be weaker than the key and far away

A reflected source works best and should bounce the light up

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What does a Background light do?

Decreases depth in the photograph

Aids in separating the subject from the background

Gives direction to the image

Eliminates shadows on the background

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Gives direction to the image

Decreases depth in the photograph

Aids in separating the subject from the background

Eliminates shadows on the background

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Why do many use a Soft Source like an umbrella or softbox as a key light?

Reflections

Texture

Shape

Increases light dimension if used in close proximity to the subject

Response:

Increases light dimension if used in close proximity to the subject

Reflections

Texture

Shape

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What does a Point Source illustrate best?

Reflections

Shape

Texture

Needles

Response:

Shape

Needles

Texture

Reflections

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For a soft source to be soft what has to be true?

The initial source can never be a hot light

The light has to be through a scrim

The light has to be bigger than the subject and closer than its size

You always have to use a soft box

Response:

The light has to be bigger than the subject and closer than its size

The initial source can never be a hot light

You always have to use a soft box

The light has to be through a scrim

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What is the definition of a fill?

Illuminates shadows

Diffused cast shadow

Illuminates shadows but has no directional qualities

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Illuminates shadows but has no directional qualities

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Diffused cast shadow

Illuminates shadows