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3.3: Exercise- Three-Light Setup for Portraits

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    This exercise allows students to learn how to direct a portrait session while refining technical and compositional aspects of their images using a three-light setup.

    Instructions: Create a portrait (self or of another person) using a three-light setup. You must utilize a key light, fill light, and one additional light source.

    Tips for setting up your studio lighting for portraits:

    • Your subject should be as far away from the background as possible.
    • If the subject wears eyeglasses, position your light to avoid glare.
    • Don’t forget to bracket!

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