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.

Low key studio lighting setup

This is a low key studio lighting setup from Hipolit Terpinsky. It’s taken with only two lights and a reflector on the model and no lights on the background.

Studio lighting setup

Here is a studio lighting setup from photographer Hipolit Terpinsky. The key light is a softbox and the filler  is from a beauty dish. There are also two reflectors to kick up some some light. All lights are on the model, so the backdrop is slightly underexposed which gives the photo a more dramatic expression.

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.

High fashion lighting setup

Lighting For Photo legend David Bicho is back with a great lighting setup for high fashion. This is a pretty advanced lighting setup, but the result shows us that it’s worth all the effort. David is also sharing a PDF of the assignment brief he wrote to the wardrobe stylist. It explains the mood, the [...]

One-light beauty setup

A while ago I got this video tutorial from Santa Ana based photographer Sean Armenta. It’s a simple one-light beauty setup that gives stunning results. There is no lighting diagram in this tutorial, but Sean explains very clearly how to set up the light, so you can easily use this lighing setup yourself. There are [...]

Swimwear fashion and background lighting

Eivind Røhne gives you a new great lighting setup. This is another shot from our fashion trip to Sardegna/Sardinia in Italy. It was a rather cold morning, and we had quite a few bikinis and bathing suits to go through, so we had to work fast. When temperatures are low like this, both the models [...]

White fashion photography on the beach

Norwegian photographer Eivind Røhne tells us about about this fashion photography lighting: As a fashion photographer shooting a lot of stuff outdoors, I often prefer to use the soft light in the shadows. And my clients as well. Then we shape and tweak the light to get it how we want it to look. We [...]