OnSet with Daniel Norton: How to bounce your light for the best portrait results


posted Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST


You can dramatically change the look of your portrait by simply changing the distance and angle of bounced light. Much like it's important to learn how to set up your light (or lights) for portrait photography, it is perhaps equally important to understand how to bounce your existing lights.

In the video below, photographer Daniel Norton shows how to bounce light in the latest episode of his weekly video series for Adorama, OnSet. One reason you may want to bounce light is to mimic the look of a larger light when you don't have the space or the right light modifier. For example, if you point your flash at a large white wall, you can bounce the light off the wall onto your subject, which will create the look of a large light, resulting in a final image with softer light. To learn much more, watch the full video below.

(Via Adorama