OnSet with Daniel Norton: Using large lights to create dynamic full length portraits


posted Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 4:30 PM EDT


In Daniel Norton's ongoing education video series for Adorama, OnSet, he shows off different portraiture and portrait lighting techniques. Oftentimes, he is photographing from the waist or shoulders up. When lighting a full body portrait, the situation can be quite different and there are more things for the photographer to consider, including using larger or more lights and working with a larger background.

When making a full-body portrait, it's often the case that you need to move lights back for additional coverage, which can result in flat or boring light. However, this does not need to be case. In the video below, Norton shows how using a larger light source can result in dramatic and dynamic lighting. In Norton's case, he is using the Dedolight 5-foot Octodome Softbox with Dedolight LEDs. For camera camera, he using the medium-format Fujifilm GFX 50R and Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 lens.

To see more of Daniel Norton's work, head to his website. For additional Adorama video content, head to Adorama's YouTube channel.

(Via Adorama