Welcome to the new year. It’s time to start getting creative with your studio portrait work. What better way to get started than to just get out there and practice with studio lighting?
When it comes to studio work, your lighting is the number one thing that will bring your vision to life. Do you want a look that is dark and dramatic? Or do you want something a little more bright and airy? That is up to you to decide and there’s only one way to figure out what your style is: Experiment with new lighting setups until you find your look.
Grab a friend, hire a model, use a mannequin, it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that you invest some time to understand artificial light and practice your craft until you feel confident.
In this shoot, check out how this creative portrait session was brought to life with three lights: The Westcott FJ400 with the Rapid Box Switch Octa-M as the main light, the Westcott FJ200 as an edge light, and the FJ80 on the background to create a natural vignette.