43. V- Flat full length

Using three studio lights, Karl continues to demonstrate a number of creative lighting setups using just basic equipment.

This photography class shows you a clever way to use poly-boards and bare bulb lights as Karl demonstrates a v-flat lighting setup that can be used to create stunning, soft lighting that is ideal for flattering three quarter and full length shots.

In this photography class we cover the following:

  • Portrait photography: How to take three quarter length portrait photos
  • How to balance multiple studio lights
  • Broad soft light for three quarter and full length images
  • How to create your own ‘softbox’
  • Studio lighting power ratios

NOTE: This course is available with English subtitles


  1. Karl at around the 9:30 min make you were dealing with bare bulb spilling onto the back ground. You had brought in a poly board to flag the light from spilling. Would it still work if a smaller flag was attached at the light source? Basically if you do not see the bare bulb from the back ground that should solve the light spill problem correct?

    1. Hi Geoff, yes that would work to. As long as the same amount of light was reaching the V-flat then I can’t see why not.

    1. Hi Michael, all of the equipment that I use for each shoot is listed on the lower right of each page below the video. Cheers Karl.

  2. Good video to understand, step by step, the meaning of balancing the light, as you gradually choose the main one you want.

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