I thought we should have another place to link to lighting set-ups & invite you to link to yours here. (I’m not being altruistic. I expect to save a lot of two-finger typing time!) Be sure to visit Scott’s “Sticky: -=EOS Flash=- Sticky (Updated 2/23/05)”
This doesn't have to be hard guys. The next time you are shooting a job, shoot a WA that includes the lighting, put it in a post with a "results" shot & some basic info, & then put a link here. Should take 10 minutes for most of you. (Takes me 20!)
In most of these I'm using highly reflective subjects 'cause they are the hardest things to light properly. Everything is reflective to some extent (or you couldn't see it at all) so it's a good place to start.
VERY simple "outdoor studio"
It doesn't get any easier than this.
Simple 2 Light Portrait Set-up - 700KB Warning!
A basement, "2" lights, & 45 minutes later...
Halogen (Quartz) light notes
Knife lighting problem
Guess the lighting & see how close you can come to the set-up used.
Browning .22 - 1 light, no "walls" set-up
A simple set-up using 1 light.
Browning .22 - 3 light set-up
A simple set-up using 3 bounced lights. See which version you think works the best.
Single umbrella set-up
One of the simplest set-ups there is.
Fill light at sunset
Here's something that will help you figure light fall-off in your head
Simple "every-day-emergency" location lighting
When you're running up & down the steps of a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, you don't want to carry a lot of baggage!
And be sure to check out the Strobist links in there!
More complicated, but the results are worth it: Lightweight strobe solutions
Coin Lighting - a few alternative ways to do it.
A simple set-up. Find your own individual ways to improve on it. (That shouldn't be hard to do! )
Coin Lighting - a slightly different 1 light take on it.
A few Car Lighting Tips
Just a few hints & examples to get you started + a link to removing backgrounds!
Negative Lighting – a simple technique that makes a big difference!
Pour it in, or spill (flag) it out?
Ever tried 1/500 sec strobe "Sync"? Maybe you should!
Strobe sync @ 1/400: Pushing the limits.
Same white background - different looks
Blog links: http://www.zarias.com/2008/05/
Reference: links to the different looks using gels on different backgrounds
Bryan Peterson YouTube instructional videos showing simple outdoor lighting with great results. Here he does a lemon slice in carbonated water ...
Fill flash, reflectors, diffused light for portraits:
Mark Wallace on Digital Photography 1 on 1: Episode 46: Using Natural Light: Adorama Photography TV
Lee Morris Shoots Oak Steakhouse
"For a photo shoot, moist, shiny, delicious!" Notice how nice food shot with one light can look.
Wine Bottle Photography with 1 Light Everyone should know how & here's one way to do it.
How to Take Pictures of a Bottle
Strawberry falling through carbonated water ....
How'd They Do That? :: Challenge Entries Explained
Kumicho's thread on a Bike lighting problem: Product photography? Consumer-grade (ie cheap) setup?