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 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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