Forums > Photography Talk > Lighting Setup Tutorials: basic to advanced

Photographer

Its All Good Photo

Posts: 193

San Diego, California, US

Ransom I sent you an email about the ringlight by Sunpak.  Any info you or others on this post can provide I'd appreciate it.  'm thinking about buying the Sunpak ringlight, but would like some info before I purchase regarding using it in a shoot. 

I've heard other people using the expensive Pro Foto ring lights.  But for me that Sunpak ring light looks like the ticket for what I want to do.

Joe

Dec 14 06 02:56 pm Link

Photographer

Dee

Posts: 3004

Toledo, Ohio, US

https://www.flutterbyphoto.com/Images/jessika.jpg

Result

https://img5.modelmayhem.com/061105/19/454e946c399bc_m.jpg

Dec 14 06 03:01 pm Link

Photographer

LightLab Studios

Posts: 755

Seattle, Washington, US

LightLab Studios wrote:
To see a lighting setup used by Jim Fiscus for a clothing ad for 40WEFT, go to:

http://www.fiscusphoto.com/
click "on location"
and click the second thumbnail under "40WEFT"

It's a flash site so I can't provide a direct link to the lighting setup image and, unfortunately, I can't find the final image, but it is an interesting look at a sophisticated setup for an outdoor shot.

here's a link to the final image used in the ad campaign (and an interesting interview with the photographer):
http://altpick.com/spot/jim_fiscus/index.php

Dec 14 06 06:24 pm Link

Photographer

Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 22229

New York, New York, US

Ok, here's my contribution from my last shoot. 

Here's the lighting plan:

https://www.paramourproductions.com/featured_shoots/jonessa_blackstone/lighting_plan.jpg

and here are the results:

https://www.paramourproductions.com/featured_shoots/jonessa_blackstone/jonessa_blackstone_5.jpg

https://www.paramourproductions.com/featured_shoots/jonessa_blackstone/jonessa_blackstone_2.jpg

https://www.paramourproductions.com/featured_shoots/jonessa_blackstone/jonessa_blackstone_1.jpg

Dec 15 06 12:38 am Link

Photographer

Mickle Design Werks

Posts: 5967

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Paramour Productions wrote:
Ok, here's my contribution from my last shoot. 

Here's the lighting plan:

https://www.paramourproductions.com/featured_shoots/jonessa_blackstone/lighting_plan.jpg

and here are the results:

https://www.paramourproductions.com/featured_shoots/jonessa_blackstone/jonessa_blackstone_5.jpg

https://www.paramourproductions.com/featured_shoots/jonessa_blackstone/jonessa_blackstone_2.jpg

https://www.paramourproductions.com/featured_shoots/jonessa_blackstone/jonessa_blackstone_1.jpg

Wow!

Thanks for sharing, very informative and detailed.

Dec 15 06 11:36 am Link

Photographer

LightLab Studios

Posts: 755

Seattle, Washington, US

Hey Paramour and Dee,
Do you mind sharing some of the lighting ratios for your setups? Great work and thanks for sharing.
Tom

Dec 15 06 01:51 pm Link

Photographer

Andrew Thomas Evans

Posts: 24079

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

wow,

thank all of you for posting those setups! it gives me something to dream about, and a headache.

and a feeling like I have no idea what so all about how to take pictures of someone!

Dec 15 06 02:55 pm Link

Photographer

LightLab Studios

Posts: 755

Seattle, Washington, US

who's next?

Dec 15 06 10:04 pm Link

Photographer

Just Shoot Me Photograp

Posts: 976

Chattanooga, Tennessee, US

Dec 15 06 10:18 pm Link

Photographer

David Gabel Photography

Posts: 454

Skippack, Pennsylvania, US

LightLab Studios wrote:
thanks!

it would actually be cool to see more still life setups...

https://davidgabel.com/doll.jpg

Oops. I didn't mean 10' above model, I meant 10' high.

Dec 15 06 11:49 pm Link

Photographer

Brandon Zackery Imagery

Posts: 355

Charlotte, North Carolina, US

*bump*

Dec 16 06 04:49 pm Link

Photographer

Full Frame Photography

Posts: 53

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

this is great. I would love to see some more

Dec 17 06 01:43 am Link

Photographer

AmbientEye

Posts: 197

Columbia, Maryland, US

Yes, this thread is amazing. I often look at pics and try to analyze the lighting, except I usually only imagined 2-3 lights were used. I guess I need a bigger shopping list.

Dec 17 06 02:51 am Link

Photographer

LightLab Studios

Posts: 755

Seattle, Washington, US

who's next?

Dec 17 06 12:56 pm Link

Photographer

Steve Gardner Photo

Posts: 96

Delta, Colorado, US

bump

Dec 18 06 05:31 am Link

Photographer

LightLab Studios

Posts: 755

Seattle, Washington, US

I'm hitting the road for 5 weeks to visit family for the holidays and do some shoots. I hope to check in occasionally and see more setups posted...

Keep the thread alive! PM your favorite photogs and ask them to post.

Tom

Dec 18 06 02:15 pm Link

Photographer

JonasJ

Posts: 287

København, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Sean Armenta wrote:
WOW how cool is this little diagramming thing!  sweet!

this:

gets you this:

https://seanarmenta.com/samples/PM_KRISTIN-054.jpg

Hi Sean,

Nothing less than perfect, I love it. that's how beauty should be done (looks like my setup haha) - na it's really cool

//jonasj.com

Dec 18 06 05:57 pm Link

Photographer

LightLab Studios

Posts: 755

Seattle, Washington, US

c'mon. someone needs to step up to the plate and keep this thread going. thanks.

Dec 20 06 06:08 am Link

Photographer

Ransomaniac

Posts: 12588

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

LightLab Studios wrote:
c'mon. someone needs to step up to the plate and keep this thread going. thanks.

I'm visiting family, but soon as get back behind the cam I'm back to this thread.  I have it bookmarked. wink

Dec 20 06 06:11 am Link

Photographer

Red House Magazine

Posts: 277

Phoenix, Arizona, US

OK, just to keep the thread going, here is my set up from my last shoot.
https://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b161/restless-souls/wettshirtsetup.jpg
https://img5.modelmayhem.com/061219/19/458881694f4d8.jpg
https://img5.modelmayhem.com/061219/19/45888196f1da5.jpg

Dec 20 06 06:57 am Link

Photographer

Processed Pixels

Posts: 426

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, US

I'd contribute, but my work is not quite there yet... so who's next?

Dec 21 06 12:11 pm Link

Photographer

Meehan

Posts: 2463

Merrimack, New Hampshire, US

I just wanted to play with the lighting PSD document! Not much for keeping F-stop notes etc.

https://www.bigstarmodeling.com/LightingSetup.gif

Result
https://img4.modelmayhem.com/061016/07/453375acb89de.jpg

Dec 21 06 04:11 pm Link

Photographer

Meehan

Posts: 2463

Merrimack, New Hampshire, US

And another...
https://www.bigstarmodeling.com/LightingSetup2.gif

Result
https://img5.modelmayhem.com/061208/08/4579763b64a25.jpg

Oh yeah... there was another grid spot hitting corner of TV not reflected in diagram.

Dec 21 06 04:33 pm Link

Photographer

Meehan

Posts: 2463

Merrimack, New Hampshire, US

What can I say... simple yet effective.
https://www.bigstarmodeling.com/LightingSetup3.gif

Result
https://img4.modelmayhem.com/060924/10/4516a078894f2.jpg

Dec 21 06 05:50 pm Link

Photographer

Steve Gardner Photo

Posts: 96

Delta, Colorado, US

There once was a man from Nantuckette......different kind of bump I guess...hehe

Dec 21 06 07:46 pm Link

Photographer

Marcus J. Ranum

Posts: 3247

MORRISDALE, Pennsylvania, US

https://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l139/gwcstudio/lightplan.jpg

'n then a little post-work (not much) mono conversion in channel mixer 50% blue 50% green.

More tutorials and walkthroughs on my stuff on: http://www.ranum.com/fun/lens_work

Dec 21 06 07:53 pm Link

Photographer

Processed Pixels

Posts: 426

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, US

Marcus J. Ranum wrote:
https://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l139/gwcstudio/lightplan.jpg

'n then a little post-work (not much) mono conversion in channel mixer 50% blue 50% green.

More tutorials and walkthroughs on my stuff on: http://www.ranum.com/fun/lens_work

Marcus,

Great image. Very elegant with a classic Greek sculptural feel. Very well done.

Dec 22 06 01:08 am Link

Photographer

Processed Pixels

Posts: 426

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, US

bump, we can't loose this thread.

Dec 24 06 10:32 am Link

Photographer

paulcoxphotography

Posts: 704

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

This is a great thread.  Thanks so much for the contributions.

Dec 24 06 02:38 pm Link

Photographer

Studio 76 Photo

Posts: 1331

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

These are all helpful with studio setups.. but for some of us who shoots on location and outdoors I keep mine simple. I think it works!!

Dec 24 06 09:42 pm Link

Photographer

indigobox

Posts: 1

Southport, England, United Kingdom

Totally amazing. Such wonderful photographs and it is lovely to see how you guys create such wonderful shots.
Cj.

Dec 25 06 04:54 am Link

Photographer

The Rock Photography

Posts: 115

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

damn this just so cool to see everyones work and lighting.

thanks for sharing all.

Be Blessed.

Dec 25 06 03:05 pm Link

Photographer

Michael LaPolla

Posts: 144

Utica, New York, US

bump

Dec 25 06 04:06 pm Link

Photographer

Brian Morris Photography

Posts: 20901

Los Angeles, California, US

Jeff Genung wrote:
Where was light to face coming from? I see the umbrella above, but below and to the right?

edit--looking at it again, I guess she was back enough from the umbrella with the card that it is just that light?

Isn't that a light with a diffusser right in front of her?

Dec 25 06 04:11 pm Link

Photographer

Shutterclick

Posts: 196

Los Angeles, California, US

Anyone have any examples using a ringflash?

Dec 26 06 04:05 am Link

Photographer

Ransomaniac

Posts: 12588

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Shutterclick wrote:
Anyone have any examples using a ringflash?

There's a couple in this thread.

Dec 26 06 05:30 am Link

Photographer

SonoraImages

Posts: 673

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Some great setups.....BUMP

Dec 26 06 09:43 am Link

Photographer

VisualPoet

Posts: 222

Washington, District of Columbia, US

This is one of the best threads on this forum.

Dec 26 06 09:49 am Link

Photographer

Anthony Cole

Posts: 299

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

BUMP

Dec 26 06 06:40 pm Link

Photographer

Still Moving Photos

Posts: 132

Hewlett, New York, US

The easiest setup I've done thus far.Just goes to show that sometimes u don't need ten lights to create beautiful images...https://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p310/planetarium_02/_Snake-Shoot.gif




End Result....https://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p310/planetarium_02/ModelMayhem.jpg

Dec 26 06 08:17 pm Link