An Advanced Headshot Lighting Setup

Once you have mastered the basic properties of light by working with a single source, you can begin to explore your creativity with more advanced lighting setups. This fantastic video tutorial will show you an advanced four-light headshot setup for creating an eye-catching image and everything you need to know to replicate it in your own work.

Coming to you from Karl Taylor, this great video tutorial will walk you through an advanced four-light setup for a headshot. No doubt, multi-light setups can certainly give you a huge amount of technical and creative control to bring your ideas to fruition, but if you are newer to artificial lighting, take the time to master a single light first. Understanding properties like fall-off, subject-to-source size, and more is much easier when you are working with just one light, and it will make it far easier for you to build more complex setups (and you will notice that professionals often do this light by light). Check out the video above for the full rundown from Taylor. 

If you would like to learn more about lighting for headshots, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!"

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