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. [...]

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.

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 [...]