Studio Lighting Setup 3 | Backlight
This studio lighting technique is used to add depth and drama with rear lights
To add drama, use a honeycomb or snoot accessory on one of the lights. This will narrow the beam of light.
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.
■ 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