High Key Portrait Lighting Tutorial

Studio Lighting for Small Spaces – Part 1

This is the first in a series of lighting tutorials. I think it’s a good idea to understand the basics of a thing. Learn the rules first and then break them with impunity later.

I offer this lesson freely from the bottom of my heart to the world at large, because frankly, bad lighting makes me cranky.

I have been setting up functioning, working studios in sometimes surprisingly small spaces over the span of two decades. My last camera room measured approximately 12’x16’. This lighting ‘recipe’ worked great there:

High Key Lighting Tutorial

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