Basic Headshot Lighting Setup

Photographer Levy Moroshan decided to share his basic lighting setup for taking headshots in this short video.

Moroshan typically uses either one or two lighting setup for his shots. On for the backlight (with a gel for warmer tones in different colors depending on the clothing colors) and the other is a beauty dish along with a reflector  and controlling everything with pocketwizards. All pretty simple and straightforward but with some pretty decent results as you can see.

You can watch many more photography tips on the LensVid technique section. as well as more videos on using lighting in photography on our photography lighting section here on LensVid.

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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