How to create simple headshot lighting setups.

Elevate your portrait photography by using simple lighting techniques to create pro-level headshots.

Headshot photography is one of the most common forms of portrait photography, and many photographers start shooting headshots using natural light, which can produce nice results. However, by adding a few simple lighting setups to your repertoire, you can make your subjects really pop.

How to create eye-catching headshots with one light.

Lighting setups don’t need to be overly complicated to produce great results. With just one strobe light, you can create a wide variety of lighting effects using simple modifications. Here are some examples:

With just a few minor adjustments to a single strobe light, you can create dozens of different lighting setups that will flatter nearly any headshot subject.

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