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Contributor - Pye Jirsa - SLRLounge
Photographer & Educator at SLR Lounge | Website

Pye Jirsa is the founder and partner of SLR Lounge and Lin and Jirsa Photography, a boutique Southern California photography studio with an incredible team that shoots over 300 weddings each year, with nearly 1,000 yearly client commissions.

One Speedlight For 5 Male Portrait Lighting Setups  (9:59)

One Speedlight For 5 Male Portrait Lighting Setups
 (9:59)

Learn five simple lighting setups using just one light and some helpers. Whether you are shooting on location or in the studio, these will work great! A simple umbrella, some cheap cardboard(s), and a speedlight will do. If you fancy an upgrade, get large white panels acting as a v-flat.

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Master 5 Primary Lighting Patterns  (8:45)

Master 5 Primary Lighting Patterns
 (8:45)

Pye explains to you the five primary key light patterns and the ‘Why’ (= purpose) behind each of them. Get a rundown on five different key light positions for portraiture, using a beauty dish studio lighting. Also, learn how fill-in light considerably changes the visibility of each single sight pattern.

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Headshot Photography

Headshot Photography

A head shot or headshot is a modern, clean portrait in which the focus is on the person. The term is applied usually for professional profile images on social media, images used on online dating profiles, the ‘about us page’ or a corporate website and promotional pictures of actors, models, and authors.

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Window Light Portraits

Window Light Portraits

Window light is an excellent, free light source. It can achieve the same effects as much bigger, more expensive lighting equipment. A large window is essentially a huge softbox. It will diffuse light into the room and around the subject that you place in front of it.

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Headshot Lighting on the Cheap! (3:08)

Headshot Lighting on the Cheap!
 (3:08)

You don’t have $5,000 to spend on a Kino Flo lighting setup. In this video, Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge will show you how to create a ‘Peter Hurley Style Square Lighting Look,’ with just a strobe and some reflectors.

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