A simple 2 light portrait set up

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)
  • Grey Paper
    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.


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