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

    | Photography Tips | Portraits | 29/08/2012 12:24pm

    Studio Lighting Setup 3 | Backlight


    This studio lighting technique is used to add depth and drama with rear lights

    Studio Lighting Techniques: using backlight

    To add drama, use a honeycomb or snoot accessory on one of the lights. This will narrow the beam of light.

    Studio Lighting Techniques: backlight setup

    We’re going to position this behind the model, pointing back towards the camera so that it lights the back of her head.

    This is a great way to add drama and depth to a photo, and it also creates a sense of separation from the background.

    Of course, you need to make sure the backlight isn’t visible in the shot.

    Gear needed
    ■ Two flash heads ■ One 66cm softbox 
■ One reflector ■ One honeycomb

    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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    Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 12:24 pm under Photography Tips, Portraits.

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