Lighting equipment can be quite costly, but you do not necessarily have to spend a ton of money to get effective setups that can create professional-level portraits. This fantastic video tutorial will show you five different budget lighting setups you can use to create professional portraits.
Coming to you from The School of Photography, this great video tutorial will show you five different affordable portrait lighting setups, ranging from a low key look to a nice rim light look. The truth is that a lot of more expensive lights are pricey for features of convenience, durability, and more, and while there are certainly some differences in the finer qualities of light and of modifiers, you can go quite far with more affordable equipment. In fact, I know a lot of professionals who still use relatively lower-level lighting gear and create excellent work with it. Certainly, do not let your lighting gear hold you back from creating portraits you can be proud of. Check out the video above for the full rundown.
If you would like to continue learning about how to light for portraits, be sure to check out “Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!”