Sometimes you need to get back to the basics when it comes to photography to really understand it. On Friday I had the opportunity to show a extremely talented budding photographer some studio lighting. While having a bunch of fancy equipment can make the job easier, its always nice to do simple set ups to show how things look and work.
This is a one light setup, bounced into an umbrella, camera right, above and pointed down 45 degrees. While this is a pretty basic lighting set up and you can also add two more lights, one for fill on the left and another hair light behind and to the left to seperate your model from teh backdrop a little more. Still though, this one light set up looks great and very clean. Shadows wrap around and
Thanks to our patient model while we played around with different configurations!