Crisp lighting for model photography

Lighting setup and diagram 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.

Studio lighting setup

All lights on Rollergirl in this 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

Classic retro style portrait
Lighting diagram for retro style portrait.

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.

Photographer Hipolit Terpinsky

Young and talented photographer Hipolit Terpinsky shows that not only the models know how to pose.

Lighting for photo is publishing a beautiful bunch of lighting setups from the young and promising polish photographer Hipolit Terpinsky. Here is some more information about the man behind the photos.

Lighting for photo: – Where are you from?

Hipolit Terpinsky: – I am from Poland and I live In Wrocław but in the close future I am going to London for the photography courses and to look for the job connected with that field.

Lighting for photo: –How old are you?

Hipolit Terpinsky: – 21 years old

Lighting for photo: –How long have you been into photography?

Hipolit Terpinsky: –Generally, it is my 4th year with photography but I have been taking fashion pictures for 2 years. I don’t treat it only as a hobby, I breathe it!

Lighting for photo: – Do you prefer studio or location sessions?

Hipolit Terpinsky: – Last 6 months I spent in the studio grinding my skills but I am afraid it’s due to my laziness.

Lighting for photo: – What is your dream assignment?

Hipolit Terpinsky: – I think I will not surprise you but I’d love to work with the most prominent creators and to develop my craft. I wish I could reach the satisfactory level and be proud of my shots.

Lighting for photo: – What other photograpers do you like?

Hipolit Terpinsky: – David La Chappelle is my main guru, I adore his projects, colours, outfits. I appreciate also Vee Spears, Annie Leibovitz and polish photographer, Marcin Tyszka.

Lighting for photo: – What is your favorite piece of photo equipment?

Hipolit Terpinsky: –5D+24-105 L, it is the best and dependably stuff and I would never change it!

Lighting for photo: – What is the most common beginners misstakes when it comes to lighting?

Hipolit Terpinsky: – I reckon it’s when you use more than one lamp. I used to make that mistake but later on, I realized you should be able to work with single lightening and than just add more.

Lighting for photo: –What is your favorite lighting setup?

Hipolit Terpinsky: – Beautydish+Reflector+fan

Lighting for photo: – What is your worst photo experience?

Hipolit Terpinsky: –That was during the session when the softbox (150 cm) unexpectedly fell from the ceiling straight on my model! Luckily, nothing harming happened. I do not cherish when I had to rescue my camera from the mud, that’s why I do not like sessions on location.

Outdoor fashion photography


Colorful and beautiful fashion photography
Outdoor fashion lighting diagram. The sun and a fill light is sometimes all you need to take impressive photos like this.

Photographer Hipolit Terpinsky from Poland gives us this great inspiration of what you can achieve with only a fill light and some mad skills. More photos from Hipolit is coming up in a near future. Stay tuned!