Creative Portrait Lighting 2.0

Looking to shoot creative portrait photography on a budget? In this live workshop Karl demonstrates how to create this impactful portrait using just three studio lights, including a Godox projection attachment and further DIY modifiers.

As part of this shoot, Karl shows two different methods that can be used to achieve even illumination on a colourful background with clean, crisp lighting on the subject.

Building on this setup, Karl demonstrates numerous creative techniques, including how to create rim lighting, control shadow depth and colour, and make controlled pockets of light.

Topics covered in this show include:

  • Creative portrait lighting ideas
  • Indirect lighting for even illumination on a background
  • Creating and controlling rim lighting
  • Controlling shadow depth & colour
  • DIY modifiers for portrait photography

For further portrait photography ideas, watch our first creative portrait lighting live show or take a look at our 40+ portrait photography lighting setups.

If you have any questions about this live show, please post in the comments section below.


    1. Hi Ty, yes the best way to light green screen is evenly as possible for a uniform green. This method is one of the best ways to do that and to ensure minimal if any kick back of green back on to your subject.

  1. Hi Karl,

    I have this pixapro snoot, the shutter blades and diaphragm had to be bought separately, but then you get that higher level of control you need.

      1. If the green screen was twice as big as this yellow background, would you make your V-flats twice as big? To keep it “boxed in” it seems that you’d have to. The bigger the background, the bigger the V-flats?

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