How To: Portrait Photography Lighting Setups for Studios

Our experts share three effective lighting strategies for portrait photography

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Learning to shoot portraits starts with mastering the uses of a single key light and builds from there. We ask three top portraitists how, when, and why they choose one-, two-, or three-light setups for winning portraits, from simple to complex.Satoshi; Flashpoint lighting equipment courtesy of Adorama

The best way to learn portrait photography lighting is to first master the effects achieved with a single light, then graduate to two- and three-light setups.

We ask three top portraitists how to make this exciting and ultimately rewarding journey.