The Dream Within Pictures
Follow TheDreamWithinPictures on Twitter

Dramatic Portrait Photography

Often regarded as one of the leading lighting experts, Joel Grimes, is sharing a wealth of his knowledge with the general public in a two hour long workshop which is available free of charge to anyone wishing to further their understanding of photography. Grimes, a photographer of 30+ years, is well known for creating dramatic portraits uses a variety of technical lighting techniques, many of which he covers in the workshop. Watch his presentation in full, right here:

Things To Remember:

  • Move your light source farther from the subject or use a smaller modifier if you are trying to get a hard light. Conversely, a soft light can be created by moving the light in close or using a larger modifier.
  • When selecting a modifier, keep in mind that its shape will directly affect the quality of light it produces.
  • When shooting, if you move your light source up or down, move your camera placement with it.
  • Use your intuition to decide what looks best. Photography is very subjective!

Using these techniques along with a few others, Grimes was able to produce looks such as these:

“I’m drawn to how light strikes a face. I love it. I love how light models a face. I believe everyone has a look. Yes, we have attractive people, but I love bringing someone in and going, ‘What can I do with this person to create a portrait that stands out?’ So lighting is very important to me.”

For further training, Joel Grimes has a couple courses here on Portrait Compositing: Kelby Training

[via PictureCorrect Photography Tips]

Visitors: 77

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

comments-bottom

Featured Photos

A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within Jan 16th, 2012 | no responses
Eclipse Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 9th, 2011 | no responses
”In a strange land” Exhibi... Posted by author icon Jean-Luc Dushime Sep 24th, 2011 | one response

Random Photos

Shutters 1 Posted by author icon The Dream Within Mar 24th, 2011 | no responses
Shadow & light Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off
The Man Posted by author icon The Dream Within Mar 19th, 2012 | no responses

Top Rated

Lovers #1 Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, avg: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...Loading...
A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, avg: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...Loading...
Lovers #2 Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...Loading...