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Studio Lighting - Setups & Examples (reflector, umbrella & softbox)

http://www.photoblazr.com - A presentation of different studio setups to highlight the differences between bare bulb, umbrella and softbox studio lighting.

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Studio Lighting - Setups & Examples (reflector, umbrella & softbox)

  1. 1. Studio Lighting Setups & Examples www.photoblazr.com All sample photos (c) sasi shanmugarajah
  2. 2. What is the difference between: • Bare bulb lighting, • Umbrella lighting, and • Soft-box lighting?
  3. 3. Bare bulb/Reflector lighting Reflector Strobe • Harsh light (strong contrast) • Strong shadows
  4. 4. Face level Bare bulb/Reflector lighting • hard shadows
  5. 5. Low next to ground, pointing up Bare bulb/Reflector lighting • hard shadows
  6. 6. Above face level Bare bulb/Reflector lighting • hard shadows
  7. 7. Umbrella Lighting • Softer light (lower contrast) • Softer shadows
  8. 8. Main light Fill light Umbrella light • softer shadows
  9. 9. Umbrella light • softer shadows
  10. 10. Soft-Box lighting • Softest light (lowest contrast) • Softest shadows
  11. 11. Note the softer shadow due to a softbox Soft-box light • softest shadows
  12. 12. Soft-box light • softest shadows
  13. 13. Soft-box light • softest shadows
  14. 14. Strobe with blue gel Softbox on boom, above head level, pointed down
  15. 15. Studio Lighting Tips • Increase/decrease aperture to reduce flash exposure on subject • Increase/decrease shutter speed to reduce ambient light exposure
  16. 16. Studio Lighting Tips • Start off at manual mode • 1/125s, F/8 • Increase/decrease strobe power to get right exposure • Keep shutter speed between 1/60 – 1/160 s
  17. 17. For more photography tips visit: http://www.photoblazr.com

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