Several standard portrait lighting styles are commonly used. These include clamshell lighting, Rembrandt lighting, rim lighting, and so on. Different lighting styles change where light and shadows fall on the face. The purpose of this workshop was to demonstrate many of the common styles.
One to three studio strobes were used, along with a reflector and diffuser/scrim. The instructor positioned the equipment for each lighting style. As this was done we could see the resulting lighting change on the model. It was a pleasure to again have Brianna as the model for the workshop. She is very patient as equipment adjustments are made and has a relaxed smile that is a joy to photograph.
The finale of the workshop was some work to replicate the lighting in a photograph that one of the students contributed.
It was a fun and informative morning spent in the photo club studio.