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.

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