An Advanced Multi-Light and V-Flat Lifestyle Photo Setup

Are you feeling comfortable with working with a single light and the basic properties of how light behaves and how to leverage it for your portrait photos? This great video tutorial will show the thought process behind a multi-light lifestyle portrait setup with v-flats to create a clean, natural look suitable for a wide variety of applications.

Coming to you from Jeff Carpenter with V-Flat World, this awesome video tutorial will show you a multi-light lifestyle portrait setup using v-flats. Before you jump into multi-light setups, it is important to master working with a single light, as you will want a firm grasp of things like source size, fall-off, and more before you tackle more advanced setups. Once you do jump into them, though, one really useful technique is to build up the frame light by light. Of course, different light sources will bleed into each other and overlap, and isolating each can help you see exactly how the frame is coming together. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Carpenter. 

If you would like to learn more about lighting for portraits, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley" in the Fstoppers store!

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Lee Christiansen's picture

Seriously...? He cranks the ISO up to 800 on studio portraits because he can't be bothered to wait for the under powered (250W) light to refresh, (a whole 2 seconds...)

Lost credibility right there and then.