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 Point Source

A Fill

A Key

A Kicker

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 needs to be weaker than the key and far away

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

A reflected source works best and should bounce the light up

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

A reflected source works best and should bounce the light up

It has to be soft source and far away

It needs to be weaker than the key and far away

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What does a Background light do?

Decreases depth in the photograph

Aids in separating the subject from the background

Eliminates shadows on the background

Gives direction to the image

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Aids in separating the subject from the background

Eliminates shadows on the background

Decreases depth in the photograph

Gives direction to the image

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

Shape

Texture

Increases light dimension if used in close proximity to the subject

Reflections

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Texture

Shape

Reflections

Increases light dimension if used in close proximity to the subject

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What does a Point Source illustrate best?

Texture

Reflections

Needles

Shape

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Shape

Reflections

Texture

Needles

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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

You always have to use a soft box

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

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You always have to use a soft box

The light has to be through a scrim

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

The initial source can never be a hot light

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What is the definition of a fill?

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Diffused cast shadow

Illuminates shadows

Illuminates shadows but has no directional qualities

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Diffused cast shadow

Illuminates shadows but has no directional qualities

Illuminates shadows