Studio lighting: 4 seriously simple lighting techniques to try at home

Studio lighting: 4 seriously simple lighting techniques to try at home

Studio Lighting Setup 2 | Clamshell

 

This studio lighting technique is used to capture every detail with even light

Studio Lighting Techniques: clamshell

This studio lighting setup is great for beauty images as the lighting is flat and even.

It’s pretty easy to achieve this effect too – all you need to do is place two softboxes on either side of your subject at the same angle and at an equal distance.

Studio Lighting Techniques: clamshell setup

Set the power so it’s the same from each light. Try using a reflector under the face – your model should easily be able to hold this.

This will bounce light up and onto the face.

Gear needed
■ Two flash heads ■ Two 66cm softboxes 
■ One reflector ■ Two light stands

PAGE 1: Introduction to studio lighting
PAGE 2: Creating the perfect home photo studio
PAGE 3: Rembrandt studio lighting setup
PAGE 4: Clamshell studio lighting setup
PAGE 5: Backlight studio lighting setup
PAGE 6: Rim light studio lighting setup
PAGE 7: Final tips on studio lighting

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