Soft, even light is all well and good, but sometimes you need some extra punch. Mark Wallace of AdoramaTV presents this tutorial, showing you how to use a grid to make portraits pop.
He uses a Profoto D1 Air with a 5 degree grid as his key light, which highlights the model’s face. A 4×6 Softbox is employed for fill, with two smaller 2×3 Softboxes as hair lights. Wallace demonstrates how to position the key light to avoid awkward shadows on the background and under the model’s chin, then takes a few shots. Check out the video for more tips and to see side-by-side comparisons of the same portrait, both with and without the grid.
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