Topics   |   Free Tutorials   |   Photography   |   Lighting

Lighting Setups that Never Fails

  • Easy
  • 15
    mins
  • Add to
    favorites

How to incorporate easy and effective lighting into your shoots


Clamshell Lighting

Clamshell is an easy setup you can do with softboxes or umbrellas that will always give you good results. you only need two Lights, one as your key, angled above your subject, and the fill Light below. Its great for shooting someone who is older because it fills in lines and wrinkles, it  can make anyone look good! The key is to keep your main Light a little higher power than your fill, here I’ll show you how this effects the image.

Catchlight

I used an umbrella for the effect it gives with eyes, making them appear brighter and drawing attention to them more.

Timeline

  • 0:40- Quick and easy setup
  • 1:10- Our setup
  • 1:45- 3:1 ratio
  • 2:30- Shooting between the Lights
  • 3:30- Why a 1:1 ratio doesn’t look the best
  • 5:00- Lowering the power of the fill light
  • 5:30- Catchlight
  • 5:45- Getting the image we want
  • 6:10- Choosing your main Light
Watch hundreds of PRO Tutorials and download Lightroom Presets, Photoshop Actions and more.
Learn More

Featured

Join us as we equip you with everything you need to know about shooting and editing in monochrome.
With over 4 hours of step-by-step instruction, we cover the tools and methodology required to make any color change appear realistic and natural.
While it may seem like magic, the ability to make anything disappear in Photoshop isn’t a trick – it’s a skill that anyone can learn.
Photoshop Compositing
In this tutorial, we cover several tools and techniques that, when combined, will allow you to create perfect masks of anything from the precision curves of designer products to the messy detail of a head of hair.
Lightroom Essentials
A smarter way to master the fundamentals of Lightroom. Find and learn the skills you need to organize, edit, and manage your photos with confidence.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.