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Picture Perfect Lighting by Roberto Valenzuela

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CHAPTER 7

THE LIGHTING BENCHMARK TEST

I would like to begin by stating that I am particularly passionate about this chapter. The reason for this heightened enthusiasm is that the “lighting benchmark” has had a major impact on my life, turning my passion for photography into a genuine money-making business my family and I can rely on. The lighting benchmark will push you to either find amazing light using circumstantial light elements or create it yourself using helper light, such as reflectors, diffusers, flashes, or strobes.

Unfortunately, many portrait photographers deal with less than ideal light by simply raising the camera’s ISO to compensate ...

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