Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tutorial: Awesome Portraits (Breaking all the rules) Lesson Two: Crazy Lighting

Today's Awesome Portraits article centers on using interesting lighting to being another element to your photography. Anyone can go outside and take a photo of someone sitting on the grass with the sun shining, but if you are going for something striking you might want to spice things up a bit.
After all, people are not normally blue, so when they are people look.

Places with fun lighting exist everywhere, so keep an eye out!

The easiest way to locate fun lighting is to observe your surroundings while you drive around in the night-time. Businesses often have illuminated signs in fun colors, so stand near one and let the light shine on you. Inside cafes and lounges there are often neat colors of mood lighting, and in many cities there are parks with really great colored lighting that goes with the landscaping. The aquarium is a great place to get a few blue shots :)

Make sure you turn your flash off, or the whole effect is lost!

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