In this video, I would like to share with you how the angle of light is affecting the look of your portrait. I am going to make a case for the downwards angle that I am using all the time in my own portraiture.
The photo shoot you see in this video was something we arranged spontaneously for fun during our trip to Foshan, China. It happened in our hotel room, which had very pointy LED lights in the ceiling. That’s why the light in the video looks like a disaster. You don’t see anything of this ugly light on the photos. That’s because the speedlight overpowers the room lights easily. You can look up the exact settings in my free quick start guide. Just follow the link above. Our model in this portrait photoshoot is the Xiao Su.