At the end of October, we held a talk by Gary Noake and myself (Terry) all about studio lighting. We wanted to get across how flash photography can enhance and compliment a photograph whilst showing how different light modifiers produce light. Although I called this article studio lighting we started off the evening using a single speedlight through to studio lights because not everyone has access to studio lighting and also so they can see what can be accomplished with the tools most people already have. Below you will see a few lighting diagrams done by Gary and the results from each lighting technique.
So here we have used a white background which has turned a lovely shade of grey as the light falls off. We have used 2 speedlights firing into silver umbrellas.
Here we have used the same setup as above but now used a black background.
This is a single gridded 21″ white beauty dish and a Bowens 500 Pro light.
This is a single 5ft Octabox and a Bowens 500 Pro light.
This is a 5ft Octabox and a Bowens 500 Pro light and a keylight with a small softbox on a Bowens 400 light.
This is a 5ft Octabox and a Bowens 500 Pro light and a keylight with 2 strip softboxs on a Bowens 400 lights. A black flag was used to stop spill from the left strip box on the front of the face.