Portrait photography is a challenging genre that takes the confluence of technical skills, creative ideas, and the ability to work with people to produce a successful image. If you are new to portrait photography and want to increase the quality of your work, be sure to check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you how to improve your portraits no matter what light you are working with.
Coming to you from Joel Grimes Photography, this excellent video tutorial will show how to improve your portraits in no time. In it, Grimes will run you through working with available light, adding a single artificial light, and even how to create Rembrandt lighting. Lighting can make all the difference in a portrait. Beyond simply illuminating your subject in an engaging way, lighting can do quite a bit to establish your style as a photographer and to portray a certain mood, and you often do not need a complicated lighting setup either. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Grimes.
If you would like to continue learning about how to light a portrait, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!"