Christopher Grey: Soft Retro Lighting

© 2012 Christopher Grey

© 2012 Christopher Grey

If you’ve ever wanted to know the secret behind 1950’s-style portrait lighting, Christopher Grey is here to help.

The key to a 50’s-style is one part color palette and one part a distinctive lighting. Because this is a more complex, multi-light setup, it’s important to measure each light individually with your meter to ensure you’re getting the precise look you’re going for.

He writes, “The images I got with this scenario are superb. A wide spot of light accents her face, shoulders and upper chest, falling off to softer light below. The background light produces a complimentary color to her wardrobe at the spot, and the hair light allows her retro hairstyle to absolutely shine.”

Read the full article to try it for yourself.

 

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