Knowing how to get a lot of different looks from one light is an integral skill to have as a photographer and this video from The Creative Contrast shows us all four simple setups to quickly get a bunch of different photos to build out a model's portfolio
When it comes to photography, we can often get overwhelmed with lighting modifiers, multiple lights, crazy setups, and super precise placement of light. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but we should learn to walk before we can run. Being able to master the use of one light allows us to better understand why, and where, we should put second/third/fourth lights. There is also the factor of speed when shooting where a single light comes in handy.
Sometimes, especially when shooting for an agency, you only have a little bit of time to get a whole bunch of different looks for the model's book, and knowing how to utilize a single light is integral to success. In the video, we get to see four easy setups that can be rotated through quickly when you only have an hour or so to shoot. Two with hard light and two with soft light.
Do you have any examples of different single light lighting setups? I'd love to see them below!