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Picture Perfect Lighting by Roberto Valenzuela

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CHAPTER 14

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

In this book, we have discussed how to achieve optimum lighting for any situation, from headshots to weddings, fashion to portraits. I began by discussing the need to prioritize having a lighting vision over a lighting style. Whether you are a “portrait artist” or you simply photograph people in many different kinds of situations, I encourage you to break out of the mold and ask yourself how you want the light to fall on your subject in order to highlight what you, the photographer, wish to show the viewer. Think of yourself as a poet. Poets carefully choose the form of the poem and the words that go on the page ...

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