Written by Gregory Cazillo in the category Photography July 22, 2011
Watch Studio Lighting Basics on YouTube
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.