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Lighting Techniques:Two-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.

In Eli Infante’s previous video, he shows us how to create stunning studio portrait with only one single light. This video will show you another amazing setup with two lights. 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 and umbrella. As well as feathering the light to sculpt the light for studio portraits.

Things you need for the setup:

  • Sony A7III
  • Zeiss 55mm
  • Westcott FJ400 strobe & Westcott 3’x1’ stripbox
  • 7’Westcott umbrella & white interior with diffusion
Basic Camera Settings:

Power output is different, depending on:

  • Strobe watt power
  • Modifier
  • Distance from the model

 Steps:

  • Step 1: [00:54] Camera Setting & Ambient Exposure
  • Step 2: [02:36] Add the Key Light
  • Step 3: [03:57] Add the Hair Light
  • Step 4: [05:19] Final Results

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

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

Equipment used:

Backdrop: https://www.foxbackdrop.com/products/dark-gray-vinyl-abstract-backdrop

Camera: https://amzn.to/2Tok5Bg

Ziess 55mm: https://amzn.to/2JHyncs

Westcott FJ 400: https://bit.ly/2TYe5R6

Westcott FJ400 Two-Light Kit: https://bit.ly/2JB85eZ  

Westcott 7' Umbrella: https://bit.ly/2I2fuTU

Westcott Rapid Box Switch 1x3: https://bit.ly/2I0sx8S

 

 

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