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How to Set Up and Use Studio Lighting

by ProPhotoHelp on YouTube

This is a clip from a full length video that will show you how to set up and begin to use your studio lighting. A common mistake in creating studio, or any portraits for that matter, is that all you do is learn how to get a "proper" exposure and use a "softbox", and you can create portraits of people.

The truth is, you have to learn how to pose people correctly before you can light them.

Step one is setting up your lights, step two is learning the poses, step three is learning the lighting "patterns".

You can learn all about how it is done on my new educational website.



David Greene on Ghetto Flourescent Strip Lights

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