Today I wanted to share one of my favorite easy lighting setups I used for a collaboration with Naomi
that maximizes contrast and gives an image that added punch. Getting strong contrast comes from a stronger light source. Outside, it's the sun. In the studio, it's a strobe
without much (or any) diffusion. This lighting setup is similar to on-camera flash
, but is more flattering because the light is slightly higher than the subject's face. If you don't have a strobe
unit, you can easily use the flash off-camera
with the appropriate accessories.
were shot at home, and so were mine seen in this tutorial. It took only a 7' x 4' amount of space (my small kitchen nook), and I even propped the background boards up on the chair I was sitting on. The close distance of my body to the board also helped strongly illuminate the background since I was only using one light.
11 December, 2014