Last night was the 3rd meeting of the course I'm taking on studio lighting. I'm posting some of the material based on your requests, but I want to make it clear that I'm a student, not the teacher. I'll do my best to represent the teacher's instructions, but can't guarantee I'll do it accurately. You'll have to take your chances... but at least it's free :biggrin:. The first sessions have been about the most popular approach for studio portaits.... short lighting, aka narrow lighting, where the main (strongest) light illuminates the side of the face that is turned away from the camera. Last week we used a simple setup, with one strobe and a reflector. Here's the diagram and a sample result. View attachment 256856 I tried to replicate the effect at home, using two speedlights. View attachment 256857 View attachment 256858 This week we used a more complex lighting setup. Note that after shooting with this arrangement, with the main at the left, we flipped everything around and had a session with the main at the right. View attachment 256859 Next week we'll present our best shots for the chapter test, so we all had to use the same subject. The beautiful young lady is a stand-up comic, and bartered modeling time for some headshots for her portfolio. View attachment 256860 View attachment 256861 After everyone in the class had a few turns, we got to watch the professor taking the headshots. It was interesting to see his priorities. After the initial setup, he spent 90% of his time making the model comfortable so he could draw her into the shoot. The result was a very engaging set of pictures.