Kicker 101 – The 3 Secrets You Need to Know!

Part of making a refined image in the studio is separating your subject from the background. In today’s video, I will teach you the three secrets to using a edge light, including why you would use one, where you should place it and how bright it needs to be.


Equipment used:

Nanlite FS-300 AC LED Monolight
Nanlite Para 90 Quick-Open Softbox with Bowens Mount (35in)
Nanlite Fabric Grid for Para 90 Softbox (35in)
Nanlite Asymmetrical Stripbank Softbox with Bowens Mount (18x43in)
Nanlite Fabric Grid for Asymmetrical Stripbank Softbox (18x43in)

Canon EOS R5 camera
Canon RF85/1.2 L USM

Studio Titan Camera Stand STA-01-360 MK2

Music: Evolution by Bensound

This this critique video we go over refining portrait lighting and I also use the tail of a model air plane to represent a persons nose!
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Next Lighting Tutorial: Cinematic Hard Light Portraiture using hard reflectors, a beauty dish & a softbox
In this week's video I am going to breakdown how I lit this cinematic portrait of Dyren. I'll cover everything from light placement, to ratios, to fill, to flagging, and freezing action in this lighting tutorial.