Broad lighting isn’t about the size of the key light, but more about the area that it illuminates. Broad lighting involves placing the subject at a slight angle to the camera with his head turned towards the camera. In this arrangement the light is placed facing the side that is pointed towards the camera. This puts a broad illuminated side of the subject’s face towards the camera. This has a number of advantages and one of them is it can make a small face appear bigger, which may be desirable at times. Broad lighting is used frequently when one needs to create high-key photos. Broad lighting may not be suitable for photographing people who have double chin or a larger and or rounded face.« Back to Glossary Index
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