6. One Light, Five Ways in the Studio


ISO 100, 1/200 sec., f/9, 70–200mm lens

Skill in photography is acquired by practice, not by purchase.

—Percy W. Harris

There’s no need to run out and spend a fortune on lights when you can get gorgeous results with a single studio strobe. In fact, you may never want to use more than one light. Working with just one light makes learning how to light faster and easier. Your only concern is that one light, and that’s plenty to concentrate on, because when you’re photographing kids, you have enough to worry about.

In this chapter you’ll explore some time-tested, one-light methods and a few you may not have thought ...

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