When it comes to studio lighting, you might think that you need powerful monolights or pack and head systems, but you can accomplish quite a bit with speedlights. This great video tutorial will show you how to do just that using affordable and easy-to-use speedlights.
Coming to you from Gavin Hoey with Adorama TV, this helpful video tutorial will show you how to create fantastic beauty setup using just speedlights. While there are certainly good reasons professionals use more powerful and expensive lights, if you are new to working with artificial lights, it is a good choice to start with speedlights. They are less powerful, yes, but their far more affordable prices make them ideal for just starting out, as it will give you time to learn the basics and figure out your preferences so you do not invest a lot of money in equipment you will not end up using down the road. And it's never a bad idea to have a few speedlights in your kit for location work. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Hoey.
If you would like to continue learning about how to light a portrait, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!"