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Basic Portrait Lighting by KissMyHuman Basic Portrait Lighting by KissMyHuman
Basic portrait lighting guide explaining the four main styles of lighting: butterfly, loop, rembrandt, and split.

Read this journal for a bit more advanced stuff:
[link]

Edit: Aw, thanks to ^znow-white for the feature :)
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Given 2009-01-26
Basic Portrait Lighting by =KissMyHuman will give you a basic understanding of how lighting works with single light techniques.This easy to follow guide explains the lighting set ups you need that will enable you to capture character and personality of your subjects.Perfect for beginners that are just starting with portrait photography.Thank you for sharing. ( Featured by znow-white )
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chie-sieka Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
<3 <3
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KuangYu-Cheng Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yes! yes!
This is what I need for learning lighting direction, thank you!
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gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Writer
This is really useful.
Thank you so much for sharing.
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JessaDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks i needed this! :D
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Stormwarp Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
This definitely gets an insta-fave for being well organized, informational, and very helpful! Thank you ever so much for posting such a lovely resource. <3 As someone who does photography as a hobby (Don't check my gallery; I don't post many pictures there, especially not my good ones), I am always looking for ways to improve.
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LeeLeng Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing :)
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manuarts3000 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
exelente
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saudham Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
great
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phrenologik Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
this is really useful. thanks so much for writing this all out!
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SyntheticDarkness58 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really love how he has a name tag. And his name is Manny.
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samuelreis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!!
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dustpigeons Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazingly useful, not just for photography but for drawing and painting too, I think x)
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frenchquartermoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Thank you for submitting this article...good stuff! :)
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!
You have been featured Here!
Please fav it if you enjoyed it!
:heart:
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PumpkinPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi,

I featured this tutorial in my yournal here [link]
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flareingfira Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this wonderful tutorial!
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cjheery Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VERY helpful! Thank you.
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Klooless1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is excellent for those of us who really know next to nothing about lighting....Thanks!
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1oooinkstains Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
"Hello, my name is Manny"

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HRAfshari Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks
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LinBird Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
ty!
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ooamaimomooo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist
Gorgeous.
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hinchen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks alot for that!
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Vlydra Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thanks for the great tutorial! It was really useful!
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Dominique0921 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
This is so helpful, thank you.
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angstwriter24 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmygoshthankyousomuch!
This is very, very helpful. = D
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Beckerwith Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
So helpful! :)
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Yarbro Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Thank you so much!
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leilani-m Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I didn't do much of portrait photography till now. This tutorial is a good starting point :)
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BaaingTree Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I have no ability with lighting whatsoever. Thanks for giving me a resource!
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Tygerson Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Very helpful!
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Mythian Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Writer
Very useful references for future works. Thank you.
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Failure-chan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
c: Thank you for this..I might use it for shadow studying later, if you won't mind...

and the name tag on the mannequin is a nice touch X3
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Zvixn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, this is quite a useful guide!
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Featured for dA's 10th birthday :D [link]
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KissMyHuman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
oops, there is that dyslexia creeping in with the switching letters, $spyed!
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Hah - awesome! I need to live vicariously through anyone else who was lucky enough to get to the birthday bash seeing as I couldn't ^^;
Was it dAmn epic?
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KissMyHuman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Oh, bitchin! I'm actually at the birthday bash right now :)

I heart ~Syped and crew! Bff's forever!
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Drawn-Imagination Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is excellent and very helpful. thankyou :)
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making this! It's really helping me to take better lit portraits. Thanks!
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meb85 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010   General Artist
That's really useful ! Thanks for sharing !
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tr3is Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
This is very helpful~ Thank you so much for sharing~ ^_^
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runningstreem Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
This is awesome, thank you, this will be so useful to use for helping me get my lighting right. :)
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MarsalaWicklow Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Cool.Useful.
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mollycuddle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
yay, this is all i need for tomorrow's final exam , thanks ! :XD: :thumbsup: :tmnt3:
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Weezy77 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
thx
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
SO HELPFUL! I love this to refer to when I am drawing portraits. It's the best I've found, so straightforward and understandable. Your photos are great! (:
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Elfin-Brat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Photographer
Like it. Now I'm going to use it. Thank you very much for this insight.
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vitellan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
This is fascinating! Thanks for posting.
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