Fruit splash photography lighting setup

This is a setup from the swedish photographer Carl Magnus Swahn. – I used a small aquarium filled with water, and then I simply dropped different fruits in it. I dropped the fruit with one hand and triggered the camera via remote with my other hand. It took a while to get the timing right. [...]

Fashion photography with one light source

Photographer Pedro Moreno shares this lighting setup that only uses one light source. Pedro: – The camera had a WB in Sun,  Canon 5D MK II, 100mm, Aperture 2.8, shutter 1/125, ISO 100 with. Main light Elinchrom Quadra RX with a Octave 1mt in silver and the sun was giving me a golden tone on [...]

Low key fashion photography

Photographer Pedro Moreno from Spain shares a low key lighting setup for fashion photography. Pedro: – The camera had a WB in Tounsgten,  Canon 5D MK II, 100mm, Exposition 5.0, shutter 1/60, ISO 200 with.  Main light Elinchrom Quadra RX with a Octave 1mt in silver and 1 Canon 580EXII speedlite as a kicker light. [...]

Crisp lighting for model photography

Wellknown contributor Hipolit Terpinsky is back with another great lighting setup. The key light has just a small reflector which makes the light punchy, crisp and fresh. Then there’s a soft fill light from an octa which stands near the camera.

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.

Beauty shot lighting setup

Photographer Jessica Wikström shows us how to take first class beauty shots, just like the ones you see in all those glossy magazines, using very little equipment. Jessica: – You dont always need a studio to take a clean shot! In this photo the model is standing infront of the bathroom door at the make [...]

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.

Model photography on location

Hipolit Terpinsky is sharing this simple but useful lighting setup for on location photograpy. A word of wisdom, if the models hair acts like this in the wind, hang a extra sandbag on the softbox boom.