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A light setup for a professional studio is very different from a portable or regular studio. It comprises numerous lights and equipment that supplement a photographer’s artistic vision. A perfect photograph clicked by a professional photographer is a result of the synchronization between all these lighting and machines.
Here are the photography lighting equipment used in photography.
Photography is mostly dependent on lights and the way a photographer uses them. From their placement to their power output, every single factor can make a massive difference in the rendered image.
A studio lighting kit comprises lights like strobe lights, continuous lights or hot lights, and flashgun or speedlight. The lights have different compositions some have tungsten bulbs while others have led lights.
These lights & light accessories have various functions like key light which is the brightest and gives shape to your subject. Fill light reduces the shadows cast by the subject due to key light. There is a backlight that separates your subject from the background. Apart from these, there are many other light functions that are used for studio photography.
Modifiers manipulate the way light falls on your subject. A professional photography studio uses different kinds of modifiers that help a photographer to create unique and aesthetically appealing effects for photographs.
Some modifiers have studio lamps mounted in them. The light produced by these lamps is manipulated or reflected by the type of modifiers they are installed in.
Some of the common forms of modifiers include the umbrella light kit which has black and sliver umbrellas and see-through umbrellas, softboxes, strip boxes, octaboxes, reflectors, snoots, beauty dish, barndoors, and more.
The lights and modifiers are more like the primary photo studio equipment of a professional photo studio. However, some equipment may not seem important but without them shooting may not be possible. These kits include lights stands, Dolly a light stand with wheels, boom arm, reflector stand, backdrop, clamps, and rails.
If you are planning on shooting outdoors with a portable photo studio, you will have to carry onsite power supply tools with you such as a portable inverter or battery packs for the camera and speedlights.
Not all equipment is necessary for studio photography. Some of them are created to make things convenient for photographers. These types of equipment include PC sync and socket cables, triggers, remote light switch, mounts, mounts, fresnel lenses, etc.