Melvin Ho » Wedding Photographer from Singapore

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Studio Lighting 101

Did a studio shoot for Sean who is a freelance fitness instructor for his website. The guys at StudioSpace did a good job with the lighting and I will try to describe the lighting used for these images.

Left image : Softbox with grid on camera right. A grid was used to control light spill so that the light is directional but yet soft. Right image : Same setup but added a hairlight behind the subject’s left.

Shifted the softbox with grid to almost 90 deg of subject. This creates the dramatic side lighting. Another strobe with a snoot was used to create the background separation behind.

Left image : Softbox with grid on camera’s right. Snoot for background. Right image : Large softbox on camera’s right. Silver reflector on the left for fill. 2 strobes facing the backdrop to create the high key effect.

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