Lighting Series: 2 point

Shekinah Shazaam Photography · April 15, 2018 · Blogging, Lighting Series · 0 comments

The tips revealed in my 1 point lighting setup can be used with two lights as well!


Key Light & Fill Light

I’ve set up my key on one side, slightly in front of the subject with the fill on the other side. See how this provides balance and softens up some of those harsh shadows?


Key light & Background light

Leave the key light in the same place, and move the second behind your subject, pointing towards their background. There’s a bunch of different effects photographers apply such as gels for different colors or cutout stencils for cool shapes.


Key light & hair light

Keep the key where it is and simply tilt your second light so it skims the top of your subject’s head. Hair light is continuously used to help separate the subject from their background. This is especially helpful if their hair color is similar to the wall/environment.


The methods above are all very common so you’ve probably seen images lit these ways before. Hopefully they still can guide you as you try your hands at a 2 point setup!


May the light be with you.







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