If you are going to take the time to take a picture why not spend a few extra minutes and create a portrait? Portrait lighting doesn’t have to be complicated. You can even create stunning images with just one light. Once you have the basic fundamentals of portrait lighting, stunning portraits can take no more than 3 minutes to create (Not including equipment setup). I created the below portrait of Mike as a Thank You for helping me out during my shoot yesterday and I also showed him the difference between good lighting and “snapshot” lighting. Can you get a nice image with on camera lighting? Sure you can, but why settle for nice? Create something unique, hone your skills and give your clients something they will enjoy to look at and share with others.
Mining industrial photographer James Hodgins is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada.