December 2020 // The How-to Edition

One-Light Setups | John Gress

“What’s my motivation?” This is a refrain that we often hear from actors, but that phrase can mean a lot to photographers, too. Especially when trying to simulate natural light. In the real world, sunlight comes through big windows. Sometimes there’s a curtain in front of that window. Sometimes the window is really small and sometimes sunlight bounces off of white walls and windows outdoors.

In today’s article I’m going to share with you four lighting setups and my motivation for each one.

Model: Kenny Braasch Stylist: Pablo Roberto

Model: David Kushnir, Stylist: Pablo Roberto Settings: f9.0 @ 1/100 ISO 100

Model: Jason Cates Settings: f8.0 @ 1/200 ISO 100

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