A simple 2 light portrait set up
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to create a high quality professional studio portrait.
In this short video I take pictures with an economic Olympus OMD-M10 Micro 4/3 sensor camera and some with the Canon Mk-III but just with a standard 50mm lens. Remember: The soft boxes I use are top quality and very decently priced broncolor soft boxes that also fit other studio light brands and even your Speedlite flashes (with the right adaptor).
Here’s a list of what you need:
- A Flash Trigger
To make the flashes fire, lots available or you could use a sync cable
- broncolor 75 Octobox
This creates a gradient of light against the grey background.
- broncolor 150 Octobox
The main light source on model
- White Reflector
I use this to bounce light into model ( A piece of foam board but could have been anything flat and white)
For my background. Simply paper roll or could be a matt grey painted wall 🙂
Hopefully from this you can see how some great photographic results are achievable even with simple cameras and a simple lighting setups. The key is knowledge, and that’s what we do best, check out this to learn more about effective and simple lighting setups – Portrait photography section of this website.