6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home (plus free cheat sheet)

6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home

6 simple lighting setups: free photography cheat sheet

To view the cheat sheet simply click on the infographic for the larger version, or drag and drop it to your desktop.

On the top of the cheat sheet we’ve also included a key that illustrates the type of lighting unit depicted in each of our lighting setups.

 6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home: free photography cheat sheet

PAGE 1: Lighting Setup 1- High contrast light at a 90-degree angle
PAGE 2: Lighting Setup 2 – Diffused light and a reflector
PAGE 3: Lighting Setup 3 – High contrast light at 45 degree
PAGE 4: Lighting Setup 4 – High contrast light at 45 degrees with a reflector
PAGE 5: Lighting Setup 5 – Low contrast light at 45 degrees with a reflector
PAGE 6: Lighting Setup 6 – Rim lighting from behind
PAGE 7: Download all 6 lighting setups in our free cheat sheet

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  • Ksato Oroquietaph

    in the illustration about 45 degrees, where you placed the flashhead at the right bottom of the photo, while the shadow of the nose is seen it means the light is above the head. not the light at the bottom as illustrated in your photos. so question is this, where do you put the flash to the top left or bottom of the model?