Three Ways to Light a Corner Portrait: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

Corners are the perfect place to shoot portraits and compared to a flat wall they have a number of hidden advantages. From a models point of view, a corner opens up extra posing options. For the viewer a corner adds a feeling of 3D to our two dimensional medium. And photographers get the opportunity to play with light bouncing off two surfaces at once.

In this video Gavin Hoey will show you how to set up three simple lighting styles that maximise the usefulness of a corner. Working in his small home studio, Gavin creates soft light, hard light and symmetrical lighting with just one flash. All he needs is a Octobox, Strip Box, a grid and an empty corner to work in.

Sophie Daly

Gavin Hoey

Products Used:

Olympus E-M1 Mark ii

Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro

Flashpont Xplor 400

Glow ParaPop 28"

Glow EZ Lock 12”x56” Stripbox

Glow 7” Honeycomb Grid Set

Production Equipment Used:

Olympus E-M1 Mark ii

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens

Olympus LS-P4 Audio Recorder

Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier Microphone System

Godox 100W LED light

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