Studio Lighting

Nose around Paul’s photography studio and see how much is possible – even with a tiny budget and relatively small space. We’ve got demos with a range of lighting equipment: from cheap bulbs with DIY modifiers through to top spec pro kit. Everything you see is achievable with a basic studio set-up.

Video: Studio Lighting For Available-Light Photographers

Video: Studio Lighting For Available-Light Photographers

Perhaps you're fairly (or very) comfortable with window-lit portraiture, but feel a little intimated by the idea of studio strobes ...
Creating Stunning Portraits With Rotolight AEOS and NEO2

Creating Stunning Portraits With Rotolight AEOS and NEO2

The good folk at Rotolight lent us two pieces of kit for this demo: the Rotolight AEOS and the NEO ...
Video: BJJ Fighters - Pose, Shoot, Photoshop

Video: BJJ Fighters – Pose, Shoot, Photoshop

In this video, we take a couple of good friends of the studio - Chris and Ben - who are ...
Video: Headshots with whatever you’ve got (studio flash / speedlights / windowlight)

Video: Headshots with whatever you’ve got (studio flash / speedlights / windowlight)

Want to create corporate headshots but not sure how? Scared of studio or location lighting? Wondering how to work with ...
Video: Photographing Children With Their Favourite Props

Video: Photographing Children With Their Favourite Props

The Mastering Portrait Photography team asked four-year-old Benji to bring some things to the studio to be photographed with. He ...
Video: Beautiful dog portraits with natural and studio light

Video: Beautiful dog portraits with natural and studio light

In response to multiple requests from MasteringPortraitPhotography.com subscribers, we’ve created a video showing you how Paul captures his famous dog portraits ...
Video: Studio-Style Portraits of Bob with one Flash Gun

Video: Studio-Style Portraits of Bob with one Flash Gun

No studio? No problem. It's cheaper than ever to get flash guns that you can use on- or off-camera. In ...
Video: Lily, Sam, Multiple Studio Strobes And A Little Romance!

Video: Lily, Sam, Multiple Studio Strobes And A Little Romance!

I do love a black and white portrait, so after shooting to emphasise Lily's stunning red dress, I started to ...
Video: One-light studio headshot with shallow depth of field

Video: One-light studio headshot with shallow depth of field

One lens, one light and... one ladder. This is my absolute FAVOURITE type of shoot and it's so simple. Watch ...
Video: One-light studio portrait of Lily in the red dress

Video: One-light studio portrait of Lily in the red dress

I was planning a high key shot of Lily in her stunning red dress, but opted for a more painterly, ...
Video: Simple studio couple portraits of Lily and Sam

Video: Simple studio couple portraits of Lily and Sam

We came into the studio to warm up and dry off after a rather soggy winter portrait taken in the ...
Video: Capture elegant portraits with soft but simple studio lighting

Video: Capture elegant portraits with soft but simple studio lighting

Bring elegance to your portraits with a soft and simple one-light set-up. A beautiful subject can be undone by ugly ...
Video: Studio portrait of a ballet dancer en pointe

Video: Studio portrait of a ballet dancer en pointe

Sneak behind-the-scenes of one of my most popular images and find out why you don't need to get everything right ...
Video: Studio portraits of Princess Amelie using a simple light set-up

Video: Studio portraits of Princess Amelie using a simple light set-up

Amelie (aged three-and-a-half) brought her own creative ideas (and demands) to her portrait session - who am I to argue?! ...
Video: Three studio portrait ideas for working with dark skin

Video: Three studio portrait ideas for working with dark skin

Add shape and depth to portraits of dark-skinned subjects by manipulating the highlights on their face and body. Whereas shadows ...
Video: How to photograph two men with different heights, skin tones & face shapes!

Video: How to photograph two men with different heights, skin tones & face shapes!

Create a film-poster style portrait of two guys with contrasting physical characteristics. My team challenged me to take a portrait ...
Video: Characterful portrait trio of Rob using studio lighting

Video: Characterful portrait trio of Rob using studio lighting

Create strong, masculine and characterful portraits by controlling your light and shadow areas. I see WAY too many studio portraits ...
Video: Replicating a windowlight portrait using studio lighting

Video: Replicating a windowlight portrait using studio lighting

Achieve the soft, gentle and natural look of a window-lit portrait using carefully positioned studio flash. If you want to ...