Portrait lighting setup with a reflector and a strobe

This is a perfect lighting setup for all you that don’t have so much equipment but still want to take professional photos. All you need is one strobe that you can fire remotely and a reflector. Indonesian photographer Meggy Irawan shows us how the it’s done.

Not from the photo studio

Photographer Morgan Klang shows us how to take great photos using only one reflector.

Natural light photography using a window and a reflector

Cecilie Harris gives us the details for this lighting setup: – Shot indoor at the Ragged School Museum that provides a lot of natural light coming in through windows and even holes in the ceiling. This image was shot for my “Boys by Girls” project (www.boysbygirls.co.uk) for the first coffee table book for this project.

Backlight portrait lighting setup

Here’s a simple but useful lighting setup from photographer Jessica Wikström. Jessica: – The plan for this picture was to create a soft backlight but I changed my mind and got the reflector to lighten up the models face and get some more contrast into the picture.

Retro style portrait lighting setup

Hipolit Terpinsky gives this nifty little lighting setup to all you retro lovers out there. To add that extra classic movie star touch, put a cigarette in the models mouth, and load your camera with old school grainy black and white film (Ilford FP4). But leave your flux capacitor at home.

Full figure portrait lighting setup, using speedlights and natural light

Here’s a nifty full figure portrait lighting setup provided by photographer Johan Marklund. – “I’m have many assignments that has to be done quick with little or no time for planning in advance and sometimes even less time for the actual shot. In my bag I always carry 2-3 small flashguns and a radio transmitter. [...]

Beauty dish portrait lighting setup

Mattias Olsson gives us a great portrait lighing setup, using a beauty dish as keylight. There is also a bare strobe bounced in the ceiling to achieve a good omni lighting at the location.

Daylight and Kinoflo lighting setup

Photographer Mattias Olsson gives us this lighting setup. Shot with two Kinoflos and daylight. The Kinoflos are not strobes, but lightpanels with continous light.