Proper set up of your lighting and your studio will have a big impact on the quality of your photos. Regardless of whether you have a professional studio or a DIY studio in your home, the setup is important. And if you are not familiar with or experienced in setting it up it can be a bit of a mystery. This post links out to 10 different resources that can help you to get your own studio set up effectively.
This tutorial and diagram are perfect for a simple, classic three-light studio setup.
Going a little bit further than the three-light set, this example shows how to properly use a five-light set for beautiful portraits.
This article covers the different products and techniques that you can use to have a minimalist studio approach that allows you to be more portable and still get great results.
This cheat sheet shows how you can use one light in several different ways for different effects.
This article shows a simple way to get started with a basic one-light studio setup.
This setup is also pretty simple and is a good starting point, but it uses two lights instead of one.
Here you will see how you can use a single light to get 5 different looks quite easily.
If you don’t have the space in your home for a studio setup this is a great option. The article shows how you can set up a simple, but effective, studio in your garage.
This portrait cheat sheet shows several different options for one and two-light studio setups.
This is a helpful article for getting your own studio set up properly. It covers the details of how to set things up and how to use flash sync.