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Short Lighting
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Short lighting is a classic portrait lighting pattern where the subject is lit from the side of their face that is farthest from the camera. The portion of the face that is most brightly lit is 'shorter' than if the light were positioned on the side of the face that is closest to the camera. It is a flattering lighting pattern for most faces and has the effect of visually narrowing a wider face.