Looking at other photographer’s portraits and deducing how the lighting was done can be very educational and it’s fun too!
If you’re a beginning portrait photographer it’s a great way to challenge your ability to see light direction and evaluate shadow and lens technique as well.
As a PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Certified, Master, Craftsman with over 30 years experience doing portraits ( http://www.TheStorytellersUsa.com ) it’s my hobby to check out other PPA photographer’s web sites, evaluate their portfolios, and offer them constructive critiques of their portraits.
Since I’ve been judging professional print competitions for decades, this comes naturally to me and I really enjoy helping other photographers improve their craft.
So, please give me your take on this portrait I did recently of this high school senior.
How did I light her?
What focal length lens do you think I used?
What f-stop do you think I used?
Look forward to hearing from you this week. Next week I will give you all the details on this image and you can check on how well you did.
Author: Jerry W. Venz, PPA Master Photographer, Craftsman, Certified
Training site: http://www.LightAtTheEdge.com