Photographic Lighting Made simple! DSLR 3 Light Portrait Lesson Part One_1.mp4

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This is the first in an on going series of Videos that I will post showing how I light and create images. My goal is to not just show the behind the scenes of my work but to provide easy to follow instructions on how to create the lighting you see. No guessing or trying to figure it out. It is clear. This is s simple 3 light Portrait lesson that shows the basics of a 3 light set up to photograph a person. Part 2 will show how I use special effects and a couple of more lights to push the shot a little farther. This piece was edited by Adam Consolo.


MrSugabutt says:


Sofia Woodbridge says:

Hi! Have you ever tried photo sfxart tricks (search for it)? My buddy Alina made some awesome photography with their video lessons.

Silentbob4ever says:

I have learned more about photography lighting in this then I ever have in my gradschool so far thank you for the view.


Love the leg up man pussy shot!!

whome452 says:

The music was annoying but I liked the video

CanidoD says:

nice saxophonist LOL

DonGanoo says:

Try it without gloves and see….

heattherm says:

good video, shit music

ThePhotoXpeditions says:

Photography workshop which that enable you to learn the techniques of creating art-like images that touch the heart and soul of others. Thank you for the tips – excellent work!

Lincoshop says:

Light modifiers : Live Demo (Umbrella,Softbox,Reflector Panel,Barndoor)

jun ling says:

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kedu000 says:

Thank you 🙂

v4dy says:

good job man !!

Tolerantoba says:

how big is that dolly that the cameramen is using ?

TheSlantedLens says:

The rim umbrella is pointed at the subject.The head is pointed at the umbrella. If the head is close to the umbrella it will not spill out and light the background. If the head is to far form the background then it will spill out and put unwanted light on the background.

LOLOLFilms says:

.mp4 hehe

TheSunHeaven says:

check my channel for a review on a dslr for those searching for the best dslr camera to get! 😀

TheSlantedLens says:

The speed rings that the octodome hooks to can get hot after shooting for a bit and when you are on set moving a lot of equipment, it is nice to some good gloves on for better grip.

medqua says:

At 0:39 the man uses a pair of gloves to fit the octogone on the strobe… Why?

sergioj21 says:


sgtm1775 says:

Someone teach that guy how to hold a Sax. Please!

mokphoto says:

nice video

Devin Bates says:

Very well done. Marking for future use!

FreemanDGospelRapper says:

this helped me a lot..I use my lighting to record music videos..but this has shown me another side to lighting~

kedu000 says:

I have a question. When you ad rim light in the why it did not lit the background though it was slightly facing the BG?

TheSlantedLens says:

I use ISO 160.

kieth rancher Noma says:

how many ISO did you used for this photo?

TheSlantedLens says:

To keep the umbrella from creating a flair in the camera I turn it slightly away from the camera or add a flag. I am planning on doing a series of classes later this year. We will keep you posted.

ekwosi says:

I have 2 questions for you Mr.Morgan: How do you keep the rim light from the umbrella flaring into the lens? Do you teach classes on lighting?

TheSlantedLens says:

For still work I use strobes and for video I use continuous lighting. There are some great shooters out there using continuous lighting for stills. For me strobes are still the way to go.

lallaboy1 says:

For studio / portrait photography do you recommend the continuous lighting or would you recommend to use speed lights through the same setup (3 point lighting setup)?

ApertureTH says:

Do you find that smile creepy?

kbernard98 says:

The BEST I’ve seen — and I’ve seen Many!! I will be using this for an upcoming photo shoot. It has a somewhat ‘glamourous’ look without over-doing it..

risottoporcini says:

Woow… Just that easy… I tried shooting 1 light source only but now, i can do more better.. Thanks!

cadmiumpureland says:

This is the best video for learning about lighting. The camera moves around, letting us see the various setup and also the comparison of the photos taken with different lighting.  Thank you so much.

conewells says:


billyjacc says:

Good stuff!!! Bravo

HyperCamsNMods says:

Agreed..this is a killer start to a great series of vids…shame..
Hope you guys get more going soon!

Michael Brannon says:

Why does this channel not have more people?!

ImJustDanger says:

Great job, i would love to see more. There’s so much to learn, teach away!

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