Portrait photography

Easy setup of one-light studio portrait photography


When you are new to artificial lighting, it can be a bit difficult to try to incorporate all the terminology, techniques and creative practices at the same time, and as such, it is important to make sure that you start the right way. The best way to start learning is to work with one light, and this awesome video tutorial will show you an effective single light setup to create compelling portraits.

Coming from Julia Trotti, this awesome video tutorial will show you an effective one-light portrait setup. Working with a single source when you are new to artificial lighting is so important as it allows you to understand crucial concepts like attenuation, subject-to-source distance, modifier size, etc. without the added complication of trying to compete against multiple lights and know which one is causing which effect. As you’ll see, however, just using one light doesn’t mean you can’t create professional-level images, and many professionals still work with a single source in many situations. Once you get comfortable with it, switching to multi-light setups will feel intuitive and natural to you. Watch the video above for the full rundown of Trotti.