When shooting fitness photography, lighting plays a big part to help capture all details in the subject's appearance. How many lights should you have? What are some of the best placements for strobes during the shoot?
Fitness photographer Brett Seeley shared a few different videos showing how he sets up his shoots indoors using different lighting setups, varying from a simple one-light look to a six-light setup. In these videos, Seeley shares how he directs and lights both a male and a female fitness subject. In the beginning, Seeley starts the shoots with one light and builds upon that setup after some variations in placement while talking through the decisions to add more lights.
You can do a lot with just one strobe light. If you are just starting, these videos are a great way to check out how you can work with just that one light. If you find yourself thinking about adding more strobes, you can also see exactly how many lights you will need to achieve your preferred look and some of the best places to position them.
How many lights do you typically use for fitness shoots? From the video, how many lights do you think are best?