40. Angelic lighting result

Photographing white on white can be very difficult, but in this photography class Karl and Urs Recher show you exactly how to do it, while adding a unique twist of their own to achieve a magical soft light.

This photography class skilfully combines the more technical elements of photography with individual creativity and the techniques covered in this tutorial can easily be applied to other genres of photography, such as still life.

The final result is achieved using a popular photography technique that ensures no post-production is necessary to achieve the final misty soft light.

In this photography class we cover the following:

  • Studio Lighting: How to set up multiple studio lights
  • Three light setup for portrait photography
  • Flash power
  • Long exposure studio photography
  • Using filters in studio photography
  • Affordable alternatives to filters

To understand more about flash power, watch Chapter 3 of the Portrait section. Additional theoretical topics, such as flash duration, can also be found in the Portrait section.

NOTE: This course is available with English subtitles


  1. Hi Karl,

    Would this be an appropriate light set up for catalogue / e-commerce photographing? If not, what do you recommend?



  2. On this shoot there was concern with the model moving and causing a dark edge and a transparent edge. Would that issue be mitigated by having the model wear a white full length dress that would be more flowing in nature that what the model wore?

    1. Hi Gary, if she moves then yes you are correct it will be a problem no matter what dress. But a small amount of movement and it will be almost imperceivable.

  3. Vey clever having one set of lights fire after the other during the same exposure to open up some creative possibilities! Would it have been possible to achieve a similar kind of look by quickly throwing the camera out of focus in-between the flashes?

    1. Hi Michael, it may have been but you would have needed long enough in-focus for the main exposure before changing focus.

      1. Thanks for the reply! Good point. I’ll try it on a smaller scale and with a static object and see how it turns out. Fantastic course by the way – it’s one thing seeing lighting diagrams of how a shot was constructed but the added value is seeing how you methodically problem solve as the shoot develops. Really helpful!

  4. First class tutorial, really interesting and it gives the angelic look perfect technic for children’s

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