Lighting Techniques:One Light Studio Portrait

Lighting Techniques:One Light Studio Portrait

Lighting plays a key role in portrait photography. A light can make a portrait or ruin it. Mastering the lighting techniques is considered as the guarantee for great portrait photography. Therefore, the fancy and expensive lighting equipment has been a standard item for most studios.

Can you imagine to create stunning portrait with only one single light? This video will show you the amazing one-light-studio-portrait setup. Follow the step by step guide and try the specific setup, you can easily achieve the same fabulous and professional portrait as Eli Infante dose.

Eli Infante is a great photographer based in Rio Grande Valley who draws most of his inspiration for photography from unique South Texas landscapes and historical structures. Eli also shares his skills and talents with all other eager photographers via YouTube and even in person workshops.

In today’s video, Eli Infante will discuss which camera settings and power output he uses on his strobe light. As well as feathering the light to sculpt the light for studio portraits.

Things you need for the setup:

  • Sony A7III
  • Zeiss 55mm
  • eVOLV 200
  • Westcott Rapid Box

Basic Camera Settings:


  • Step 1: [00:48] Camera Setting & Ambient Exposure
  • Step 2: [03:05] Adding the Key Light
  • Step 3: [03:46] Power Output
  • Step 4: [06:04] Add Fill Light Optional

As for the backdrop, Eli Infante chose a 7ftX10ft Fox Retro Brown Abstract Portrait Vinyl Backdrop, which is quite versatile and perfect for portrait photography.

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With the specific setup and shooting guides in the video, you can definitely create the stunning portrait with one single light. This is an easy to follow tutorial that you can do in your studio with super basic equipment. Hope you enjoy this video and get some inspirations on the lighting techniques of portrait photography.

Equipment used:



Ziess 55mm:

Westcott Rapidbox Switch Octa L:


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