Soft side lighting and fill

In this final versatile two light set up Karl and Urs Recher demonstrate how to produce this flattering result, suitable for portraits, catalogue, fashion or dance subjects, using indirect light.

Using the most basic of modifiers, the pair show how to use the surrounding studio as a modifier itself. This setup is suitable for any size studio, as Karl and Urs demonstrate in this photography class. However, there are a few important consideration when it comes to lighting ratios, positions and model placement — all of which is clearly explained throughout the class.

In this photography class we cover the following:

  • Studio Lighting: How to set up multiple studio lights
  • Creative two light setup ideas for photography
  • How to photograph in a small studio
  • Photographing white clothes on a white background

NOTE: This course is available with English subtitles


  1. Hi Karl.
    I really found this tutorial very enlightening 🙂 You and Urs are a great team!

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but there is some flash coming from Urs’ camera? What is the name of that little type of flash?

    Thank you.

  2. Hi, Karl found this tutorial very interesting, using white walls to emulate large softboxes and creating beautiful soft light on the model.

  3. hi guys really loving this course so far I’m learning so much about how to use light and how it affects different things in different ways

  4. I like how you show using the room around you instead of tons of expensive modifiers to get great results. Its useful for all budgets.

  5. Karl and Urs make a great team. This is another lesson that is different and produces beautiful results.

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