When you are new to photography, it can feel like professionals know exactly what they want and how to achieve it, but that is how social media can be quite misleading. The truth is that professionals make mistakes all the time; in fact, they embrace them. This excellent video tutorial will take you behind the scenes of a photographer’s portrait lighting process and show you how mistakes can lead you to a great final image.
Coming to you from Jiggie Alejandrino, this insightful video tutorial will show you the importance of mistakes in the lighting process. As you will see, making mistakes is a natural part of the process, even for a seasoned professional. What is important is your attitude toward them. Mistakes mean you are staying willing to expand your creative abilities, and using them to make assess your work and make the proper adjustments will only serve to make you a better photographer. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Alejandrino.
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,” which is currently on sale along with the rest of the Fstoppers store!