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 [...]

Hot fashion

Norwegian photographer Eivind Røhne gives you a great case studie of hot fashion. This fashion shoot was for an Italian client, but done here in Oslo (Norway) in the middle of the summer. The theme for this editorial was ”hot”, and my inspiration came from old westerns, with those great looking desert and their deadly [...]

Gel filter lighting setup

Gel filters can really change the impression of the photo. In this photo of Professor Martin J. Blaser, photographer Pontus Höök is using two different colored gel filters to get this expressive effect. The reflections to the left is from a glass cage used for scientific research. Professor Martin J. Blaser has been researching the [...]

Portrait with dramatic lighting

Cool locations demands cool lighting setups. Photographer Pontus Höök shot a portrait of Ottawa NHL player Daniel Alfredsson in a small aircraft. Daniel Alfredsson who was studying to get his pilot’s certificate at the time. There is a strobe with a softbox in the cockpit, wirelessly fired by pocket wizards. This dramatic lighting setup goes perfect with [...]

Bright and shiny portrait lighting setup

Magnus Svensson took some great promo photos for the band Amy’s Ashes, and gives you an exciting portrait lighting setup with a bright shiny look n feel. Shooting against the light this way gives you those prominent vivid flares. There are two beauty dishes from the back, and one big softbox a bit to the [...]

Ringlight fashion lighting

Magnus Svensson is back with another funky fresh lighting setup. The key light is a ringlight wich gives the very characteristic light and maybe most of all, a characteristic shadow if the model stands close to the background. There is also one stripbox on each side that gives the reflection in the glossy outfit.