3 Tips How to Create and Light Your Fine Art Portrait & How to Improve Your Lighting Skills

3 Tips How to Create and Light Your Fine Art Portrait & How to Improve Your Lighting Skills


“How can I get perfect fine art portrait photos as those professional, beautiful ones? How to improve the technical lighting skills to light my backdrops and photos?” Every time when you get a new backdrop, we often need suggestions for our lighting, and how to make it look good with what you have.

Jiggie Alejandrino, a portrait and wedding photographer from the Philippines. He’s the Sony Ph Brand Ambassador, the Zeiss Camera Lens Ambassador, and regarded as one of the most reputable lighting specialists in the Philippines. He can alwyas offer useful tips for improving tachnical lighting skills.

Regarding the Fine Art Portraits, Jiggie believes fine art portrait photography should be Basic, Simple, Timeless & Classic. He choose a Kate Abstract Texture Dark Brown Color Hand-paintd Canvas, which is completely well qualified for the job.

For More Inspirations: Kate Hand-Painted Collections

(The dark brown color is out of stock temporarily. For your portrait photos, which help you easily achieve fine art works like this,  we recommend you Brown Mid Color Canvas or Turquoise Canvas)

In this tutorial video, Jiggie shows how to create and light your photography with fine art portrait as an example. He firstly tackled the basics of creating classic fine art portraits. When it comes to fine art portrait photography, there are 3 factors that are essential for you guys to consider:

  1. Background:Hand-painted Patterns for Fine Art Work
  2. Light: Beautiful Soft Window Light
  3. Posing: Basic & Simple

It begins with the type of backdrop you choose. The quality of the light you will use and what type of posing fits the image you are trying to create. This is a step-by-step tutorial aimed for everyone of you who’s looking to improve your Portrait Lighting in your photography.

This is an exercise that you can do with only basic equipments & studio space, and of course, a fantastic Fine Art Photography Backdrop. Hope you can enjoy this video, and get some inspirations on lighting your own fine art photography.


Equipment Used:




Nanlite Forza 500: https://www.facebook.com/MQLightings/

Phottix Nuada R4: https://amzn.to/2XPbXww


NanLite 120cm Octabank


Sony A7R MarkIII - https://amzn.to/3csTOKl


Sony Zeiss 50mm 1.4 - https://amzn.to/3clvI3S


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