Shooting simple: If you’re just starting out in photography or using a strobe or flash for the first time, there are many benefits of just using one light. You might be surprised by just how versatile a single light source can be.
Every good portrait starts with one single light — it’s the most important light in all of your lighting setups. One light can give you both dramatic, shadowy photos as well as bright, cleanly lit images
When adding any reflector for fill, you have enough creative options in terms of lighting that you could go an entire lifetime with nothing more and still fill a diverse and varied portfolio. Technically the reflector is a second light source, but in this collection, we refer to it as a reflector.
It doesn’t matter if you employ a simple speedlight or use a studio strobe (monolight). It’s how you modify and place your light source for getting the different results (moods & looks). Explore what you can do with these simple setups and how you can evolve from there once you’re confident.
- Working on a budget
- Beginner setups & small spaces
- Using various (cheap) light modifiers
- How to get different looks from the same subject
- How to combine lighting, posing & message
- Using 1-light for commercial work
Curated Duration: 3 h 35 min