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Photography studio lighting: The facts

Lighting in a photography studio is probably the most important part of photography. Find out what you need, and how you can set up the lights.

Why you need great lighting

Balance is key It is important to have light equipment if you are a high quality photographer because lighting is key. Lighting alone can change the entire impression of a photo, and good lighting will produce a photograph that feels and looks great. This does not mean that you want to have as much light as possible. You need a good balance of lights from all angles in order to light up your subject, especially if you are using a photo backdrop.

What type of lighting you need

Uniform lighting First of all, let us quickly go over some basic lighting tips. You want to have a perfect blend of colours, so you should get uniform lighting. If you are using sunlight and fluorescent light, this is not going to work because the lights are completely different. Light strength You also want to make sure that the lights you use are strong enough for whatever you are doing. If you are wondering why they use light tent kits or umbrella with lights, it is to control and magnify the light shining upon the subject. Front lighting There are different types of lights. It is important to have two lights in front of the person. This will serve as your front lighting, and you will be able to light up the front of your subject with this light.
Different lighting angles The next lighting that you should have is one above the subject to eliminate any shadows that will be cast on the backdrop or anything that is behind. You definitely do not want shadows in a lighting studio. You can also choose to get two lighting on either back side to do the same as you are doing with the front camera.
Creativity
You can also control the light and be creative. For example, you can create a soft light effect by having a light that is facing away from the camera and where the subject is looking. If you have an object such as a white wall there, the light will bounce off and cast a soft light on the subject. Final word As you can see, these are just the basic light techniques. There a lot more advanced techniques, so go out there are study them. There are multiple ways to do everything.

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