This tutorial was originally published on Instagram Stories. You can find it in its original format as a highlight on the Watch Studies Instagram profile.
With my roots in street photography, I’ve become accustomed to rolling with the punches. When you’re on the streets trying to capture candid moments, there’s a pretty heavy reliance on serendipity — which is also a huge part of what makes that craft exciting and fulfilling.
As I got into product photography though, I started understanding the value of controlling every aspect of the environment. And of all those aspects, lighting is one of the most impactful ones to have a grasp on.
So for today’s tutorial, I thought I would compare 3 different lighting setups and the impact they each have on the overall mood of a shot. Whether you shoot with natural or artificial light, you’ll find some good insights here that’ll help you be more intentional about the way you light a shot. Enjoy!
PS: if you’re interested in seeing the lights I use, check out my Gear List!
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