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Three effective two-light setups that work for any portrait photoshoot
Using speedlights for glamorous clamshell lighting
My survival kit: Lights, camera and Perfectly Clear
How to achieve clamshell lighting on location using natural light
How to photograph in direct sunlight

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Clamshell Lighting using two reflectors setup

How to achieve clamshell lighting on location using natural light

Clamshell lighting produces a soft glamour style with minimal shadows, making it popular for beauty portraits. Setup is simple: Resembling a clamshell, place one light tilted high, just above the subject’s eye line, and a second just below, tilted with the subject in the middle. Normally used in a studio environment, here’s how to achieve clamshell lighting on location using natural light.

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How to photograph in direct sunlight

Shooting in direct sunlight can be challenging. It can cause harsh shadows, blown out highlights, uneven light on faces, and dark patches under the eyes that look great on a raccoon but not your subject. Most photographers wait and shoot

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