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Chapter 6. People Photography >  Lighting Techniques

Lighting Techniques

Although I’ll describe each of the most common lighting techniques, you’ll want to set up some lights and see for yourself exactly how they work.

Short Lighting

Short lighting and broad lighting (discussed next) are two different sides of the same coin. Together, they are sometimes referred to as “three-quarter lighting,” because in both cases the face is turned to one side so that three quarters of the face is turned toward the camera, and one quarter of the face is turned away from the camera.


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