Profile lighting and split lighting are two more studio techniques to our Lighting Series. These lighting styles are less common in photography, but offer a very unique, mysterious and creative look to any subject.
There are three different key levels of studio lighting: low, medium and high – each offering a different look and feel to a photograph. Low key lighting brings out the darker tones in a photo, while medium key highlights the medium tones. Photographs that are dominated by bright tones are created with high key lighting.
There are many reasons why companies need photographers. They may want their employees to have picture IDs for business security purposes or they may be putting together promotional materials. Whatever the reason, corporations look to hire a portrait photographer.
In portrait photography, short and broad lighting techniques are two unique ways to place lighting on a subject’s face. With short lighting, shadows cover a majority of the subject’s face, while in broad lighting the face is more illuminated. Each technique can be achieved through light placement and the subject’s position on the photo backdrop and in the frame.