Written by Gregory Cazillo in the category Photography Friday July 22nd, 2011
Learn the very basics of studio lighting to get you started.
Everyone wants to learn studio lighting! It can be the pinnacle of photography: being able to control every nuance of a photograph from the quality of light to the person's pose. Control also requires the experience to create a good image. My video today I go over how to get started in studio photography with building your own lighting kit and some basic posing techniques I use on a regular basis.
Studio Lighting Kit
|First thing you need is lights. I recommend Alien Bee or White Lightning strobes from Paul C. Buff.|
|Second is stands (click images to see product on Amazon.com) Good stands are indespensible and totally worth the money.|
|Next up is modifiers. Get at least one softbox and one umbrella, don't forget to buy the speed ring!|
|Backgrounds & Stands|
|This is a kit in inself. Just add your strobe for portable lighting in any situation! I use it all the time.|
|Here is the bracket to allow angling a strobe on a stand. Only buy it if you don't buy the above kit since that kit comes with one!|
|Color checker chart, insures accurate white balance in any situation.|
Did I miss something? Let me know! Here is the lighting setup I used for the video.