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

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Matt_Lucas

Posts: 24

Watford, England, United Kingdom

phferreira wrote:
Image 1
https://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2005/39896031438574529856416.jpg

Image 2
https://img542.imageshack.us/img542/5057/pinupbybasistka1.jpg



Hi can someone help me figuring out this lights?

Thanks

First is a simple as two softboxes, One camera left one, One camera right about half a stop above or its a slightly smaller source (looks a little harder) and maybe a reflector under his chin

Second by the catch lights is just natural light through a big window maybe with a reflector for fill

Jun 02 12 04:54 am Link

Photographer

Imageri by Tim Davis

Posts: 1431

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

A simple single strobe set-up. Shot in the late afternoon sun with a single Alien Bee B1600 strobe.

https://imageribytimdavis.com/ModelMayhem/Alissa-Lighting.jpg

The result:

https://imageribytimdavis.com/ModelMayhem/Alissa-Loren2_192.jpg

https://imageribytimdavis.com/ModelMayhem/Alissa-Loren2_197.jpg

Jun 16 12 03:33 pm Link

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Herman Surkis

Posts: 10856

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Bump

Jun 17 12 10:48 am Link

Photographer

raffaele montillo

Posts: 65

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

DanaColePix wrote:
Put this one on my tumblr but figured I'd put it here also and to  bump the thread smile

These images
https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120227/14/4f4c0937d97ce_m.jpg

How they were done
https://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2h8tgwIvA1r8i5pko2_500.jpg

hi, is there also a reflector or it is just a single lightsource/bounce??
how much is great the beauty dish??


really fantastic shots
rafa
wink

Jul 06 12 09:20 am Link

Photographer

Peter N Photography

Posts: 126

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Kendall smile

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/7236702954_154252ff10_b.jpg

BTS:


Front light: QFlash Trio with Profoto Proglobe clone
Rear light: Qflash Trio

Make your own Proglobe: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2012/04/ho … ofoto.html

or buy one from Ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/oeccamera/m.htm … m270.l1313

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7236700564_0e374ce10e_b.jpg

Jul 10 12 06:51 pm Link

Photographer

Crt Undeadenator

Posts: 2

Ljubljana, Osrednjeslovenska, Slovenia

Lets not forget this topic, bump!

Aug 22 12 02:17 pm Link

Photographer

Johnny March

Posts: 35

New York, New York, US

Nomethod wrote:
https://nomethod.net/forumpix/mm/LightingSetup-Alexia.jpg

This is so simple and yet so beautifully done.  Great work thanks for sharing

Aug 22 12 05:41 pm Link

Photographer

LaurenNicolePhoto

Posts: 2

WADDELL, Arizona, US

This is amazing! Let's keep it going!

Bump,bump, bump

Aug 31 12 03:14 am Link

Photographer

ChadAlan

Posts: 4254

Los Angeles, California, US

So many great ones in this thread! OK, here's my humble contribution. Not a 100% final edit, but close enough so you can see what I was going for.

1 continuous light, up high (circled in green) and 2 sheets of silver foam core.

https://www.chadsimages.com/linked_images/chadalanphotography_lightingbts.jpg

Sep 01 12 12:28 am Link

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Ken D Photography

Posts: 698

Marietta, Ohio, US

Okay, just found this and I've been MM for a while. Great idea.

Outdoors I usually use a simple two light set up and I like to shoot at dusk. This was done using an SB-800 and a shoot through umbrella, camera left just out of frame and an Yongnuo 560. bare about 10 ft to the left and slightly behind the llama. Both flashes were at 1/2 power. Shutter speed was around 1/40, ISO was 200.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/7690655332_32a6ebb3e1_o.jpg

Sep 01 12 08:39 am Link

Photographer

Strong Photography

Posts: 2

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Sep 05 12 12:06 pm Link

Photographer

Nomethod

Posts: 86

Ze bump!

Sep 10 12 02:55 pm Link

Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 10856

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Keep up the bumps.

Sep 10 12 11:04 pm Link

Photographer

Matt Forma

Posts: 373

Denver, Colorado, US

Do videos count? This is a great one for anyone looking to get nice high quality beauty headshots with one light and some reflectors - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtIkhvNH1X0

Sep 11 12 12:12 am Link

Photographer

Rainer Ressmann

Posts: 74

Vienna, Wien, Austria

just to show it also works with natural light ONLY

big window with curtain to camera left/back

https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120911/11/504f88a5b963c_m.jpg

Sep 11 12 12:01 pm Link

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PaulORourke

Posts: 1

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Wow! It's been said already, but I'll say it too - this is the best thread on MM.

Thank you to all the peeps who have contributed.

Sep 12 12 02:59 pm Link

Photographer

Jeremy DuBrul

Posts: 240

Chicago, Illinois, US

Turn it UP! Bring The Noize!

Just a daily reminder to BUMP THIS UP!

Sep 17 12 10:49 pm Link

Photographer

phferreira

Posts: 3

Vila Nova de Gaia, Norte, Portugal

https://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5698/facebook806238828.jpg

Can someone help me with this setup?

Sep 24 12 02:44 am Link

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phferreira

Posts: 3

Vila Nova de Gaia, Norte, Portugal

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/337004_10151147795437510_547823845_o.jpg

Sep 24 12 02:45 am Link

Photographer

Jeff Cox Photography

Posts: 258

Santa Clara, California, US

Bump!

Oct 23 12 01:00 am Link

Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 10856

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

phferreira wrote:
https://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5698/facebook806238828.jpg

Can someone help me with this setup?

Study the shadows.

Oct 23 12 07:00 am Link

Photographer

Elegance And Chaos

Posts: 628

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

phferreira wrote:
https://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5698/facebook806238828.jpg

Can someone help me with this setup?

It looks like traditional Rembrandt lighting on the llama with the light at 45 degrees to the llama camera left and maybe slightly higher that the traditional 45 degree angle in height as there is no catch light in the llama's eye.

The background looks like it may be light separately as there is no heavy shadow on the right. So there probably is a light directly behind the llama, pointed towards the background and at least below waist level as they is a gradient towards the top on the image.

Oct 23 12 01:33 pm Link

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robert christopher

Posts: 2706

Snohomish, Washington, US

Elegance And Chaos wrote:

It looks like traditional Rembrandt lighting on the model with the light at 45 degrees to the model camera left and maybe slightly higher that the traditional 45 degree angle in height as there is no catch light in the model's eye.

The background looks like it may be light separately as there is no heavy shadow on the right. So there probably is a light directly behind the model, pointed towards the background and at least below waist level as they is a gradient towards the top on the image.

I think there is a third light behind the model camera left pointed slightly towards the camera. Notice the rim of light on the back of her neck.

Oct 23 12 03:12 pm Link

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Elegance And Chaos

Posts: 628

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

robert christopher wrote:

I think there is a third light behind the model camera left pointed slightly towards the camera. Notice the rim of light on the back of her neck.

Yes, I missed that. I agree with your evaluation.

Oct 23 12 04:06 pm Link

Photographer

PHOTOSTUDIOdotCA

Posts: 114

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Elegance And Chaos wrote:

Yes, I missed that. I agree with your evaluation.

Also notice the reflection in the lower part of the eyes and bottom of lower lip showing a low light pointed up.

Oct 23 12 04:21 pm Link

Photographer

Eric Costley

Posts: 144

Temple Hills, Maryland, US

love it

Nov 12 12 10:17 pm Link

Photographer

Jeff Cox Photography

Posts: 258

Santa Clara, California, US

Self portrait:

https://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z308/freezeaction/My-SG_001-w_-lighting-diagram.jpg

Nov 13 12 12:02 pm Link

Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 10856

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Keep bumping.

How many times has it been suggested that this thread be pinned to the top.

Deconstructing is one of the best ways to learn about the lighting. Even if you are wrong, you will have learned something. And you may have learned how do get the same/similar result with different lighting. There is NO one way to light anything.

Nov 13 12 12:07 pm Link

Photographer

Peter N Photography

Posts: 126

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Kendall smile

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/8027640492_97624d77e3_b.jpg

BTS:

f/2.2, ISO 250, 1/160
LED lights
www.amazon.com/CI-160-Dimmable-Digital- … 009HU6RI8/

a youtube review
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpxr6Z50FmA

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8313/8027645191_8a33f32de0_b.jpg

Nov 13 12 08:33 pm Link

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Photography by Tiare Rush

Posts: 591

Los Angeles, California, US

One  AB 800 with Umbrella above subject; camera right.
https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120402/22/4f7a893cce78e_m.jpg

Nov 13 12 08:46 pm Link

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Photography by Tiare Rush

Posts: 591

Los Angeles, California, US

Natural Light

https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120122/14/4f1c9384944a1_m.jpg

Nov 13 12 08:52 pm Link

Photographer

Photography by Tiare Rush

Posts: 591

Los Angeles, California, US

Peter N Photography wrote:
Kendall smile

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/8027640492_97624d77e3_b.jpg

BTS:

f/2.2, ISO 250, 1/160

Neewer LED lights
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TJ6JH6/
www.amazon.com/CI-160-Dimmable-Digital- … 009HU6RI8/

a youtube review
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpxr6Z50FmA

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8313/8027645191_8a33f32de0_b.jpg

WOW just WOW

Nov 13 12 08:56 pm Link

Photographer

Jeff Cox Photography

Posts: 258

Santa Clara, California, US

The world didn't end.


Bump

Dec 22 12 11:28 am Link

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Rachel D Pierce

Posts: 12

Houston, Texas, US

Post hidden on Dec 22, 2012 11:04 pm
Reason: gobbledegook
Comments:
No!

Dec 22 12 05:03 pm Link

Photographer

Ted Wen

Posts: 60

Sherwood, Oregon, US

Peter N Photography wrote:
Megan shoot bts: Kacey dish, DLite 4 with Vagabond Mini on golf cart lightstand
Quadra with CTO gel in tree to simulate sun wink


https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/5691914102_e200c11ee1_b.jpg

Just saw this. The golf caddy idea is great.

Dec 22 12 09:55 pm Link

Photographer

Lightroom Studio

Posts: 1

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

https://24.media.tumblr.com/c116374c3f98f1ce1ef9ff261fbedb87/tumblr_mftx8xzMPe1s21msbo1_1280.jpg

Hi Res of Photo 1
https://24.media.tumblr.com/dfd196dc13fb7063f98c4c1ae282d59e/tumblr_mftxwspdwB1s21msbo1_1280.jpg

Hi Res of Photo 2
https://25.media.tumblr.com/2aa3f826be24348b2156c8038b898a13/tumblr_mftxw5rO4Z1s21msbo1_1280.jpg

Dec 29 12 09:51 pm Link

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Herman Surkis

Posts: 10856

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

bump

Dec 31 12 01:35 am Link

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Sentimental-SINtimental

Posts: 1314

Longview, Washington, US

New Year BUMP!!!

Feb 04 13 01:24 pm Link

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Hi_Spade Photography

Posts: 927

Florence, South Carolina, US

From what I can tell (and I just browsed through the setups in this thread) most of the setups are for studios and using studio lighting. Anyone have anything for speedlight setups? If so could you pm me?

Feb 04 13 01:39 pm Link

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Sentimental-SINtimental

Posts: 1314

Longview, Washington, US

Hi_Spade Photography wrote:
From what I can tell (and I just browsed through the setups in this thread) most of the setups are for studios and using studio lighting. Anyone have anything for speedlight setups? If so could you pm me?

You can use the same setups for speedlights with umbrellas and beautydishes with adapter.

Feb 04 13 01:45 pm Link