A Look at the Five Main Portraiture Lighting Patterns

This video by photographer Ed Verosky takes a look at the five main portraiture lighting patterns – short, broad, Rembrandt, split and butterfly. Although some of these goes by different names and there are many variations on each and every one – these are the basic portraiture lighting you need to know and master before you can move one.

You can find many more videos on technique, tutorials and general explanations about using lighting in photography on our photography lighting section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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