Utilizing lighting for portaits can be done indoor or outdoor.
Utilizing lighting can be beneficial for many reasons. A pop of artificial lighting can make your subject pop, help you expose the subject and the background, reduce unwanted shadows, or purposfully add shadows. Some photographers will call themselves “natural light photographers,” which is a great skill to have, but adding artificial lighting can take your photography to the next level. Displayed below are some examples of utilizing lighting for portraits. From headshots to newborns, lighting can be super benefical. Adding lights to your equiptment bag is a great thing to do.
After some reasearch and education on how to safelt take newborn photos, I did my first newborn session. I decided to use an external flash instead of continuous lights. Continous lights are an option for newborn photography, however I don’t think newborns appreciate a big bright light in their face.