Two weeks ago I posted a tutorial on Classical Portraiture. It was entitled "Classical Views of the Face" - here is the link again for reference. Today I want to discuss the classical portrait lighting patterns.
When I use the word "classical" don't get the idea that I mean"old fashioned". What I'm really talking about is illuminating my subject with a beautiful light that really flatters them in the final image. This is something that is sorely lacking in much of wedding photography these days. Unfortunately, most current wedding imagery is pretty flat and two dimensional.
Take a peek at the tutorial and see how we can add highlights next to shadows and create images with detail, depth, and dimension that really separates your work from the rest of the crowd. Enjoy! --David