Different ways to set up light
Ever look at a professional photo and wonder why are they so good? Well the trick is all in how you set up the light. It is important to create a triangle of light between the camera, the flash, and the subject. The different angles you set up the light make all the difference. Here are the main lighting patterns:
- Split lighting (90°)
- Rembrandt (45°)
- Loop (25°)
- Butterfly (0°, but above the subject)
- Clamshell (like butterfly but the subject holds a reflector in their lap)
If you want more tips it is a good idea to check out The Digital School of Photography.