This week, in COMM316 taught by Caryn Esplin, I learned about different lighting patterns for portraits.

I learned about how different lighting pattern can really make a difference in portrait photography, whether it’s natural lighting or auxiliary lighting. Michael Klapp, a great photographer, helped me hand-on on how to get the most flattering angles for portraits. I took a great shot of him in the process. In-post editing, inspired by Micheal Klapp’s style, I added a black and white filter for all of these head shots below. Taking these headshot, I found how powerful portrait photography really is looking deeper and deeper in the portrait. Human expression shown in portrait photography is one of the most powerful elements of the image.

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Butterfly Lighting

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Rembrandt Lighting

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Split Lighting

Digital Photography School also has a great article on portrait lighting pattern if you guys want to check it out.