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. [...]

Rock climbing lighting setup

Photographer Johan Marklund provides another great action sports lighting setup. Here’s the strory behind the photo: – “We were shooting some bouldering in Ailfroide, France, Julien Turin got hot and took his clothes of. Lightning setup is simple, afternoon sun from behind lightning the background, Big flash from behind for over all lightning of the [...]

Lighting setup for action and sports photography

Photographer Johan Marklund shares a great lighting setup for action and sport photography. Here is the story of when he took this cool photo of Carolina Bodin – “Carolina Bodin is one of Swedens best longboard rider. This pictures was taken in Oslo on a sunny day. I placed my flash inside of the tunnel [...]

Underwater photography lighting setup

Photographer Johan Marklund gives us this extraordinary under water lighting setup. Working with under water photography is slightly different from regular photography. Here is Johan’s own words about the photo session: – “Helena Engelbrecht offered me here assistance as a pre-lighting model for a commercial photoshoot I had promised to do underwater with the staff [...]

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.

On location portrait lighting setup

Here is a great portrait lighting setup from New York based photographer Mattias Olsson. All you need is one strobe and a white wall to bounce the light.

Fashion lighting setup

Photographer Mattias Olsson is giving us this clean and crisp fashion lighting setup. The black flags prevent light spilling from the rear strobes. The key light from the beauty dish is distinctive and punchy, which accentuates the models expressive personality.

Sport portrait lighting setup

Photographer Mattias Olsson shows us how to take better sport portraits, by sharing the lighting setup for this colorful photo of NHL player Henrik Lundqvist.