5 Lighting Setups for Your Home or Office Studio

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Today on the Slanted Lens, we are going to show you some simple lighting setups for a home or office studio. We are going to use affordable lights that anyone can get for under 0. These are not cowboy lights because I think those are junk and they do not last. Today, we will be using the First Studio Kit from Photoflex that gives you some simple lights with stands and umbrellas that will really give you some nice options for your studio. I set up a white seamless backdrop in my dining room to show you how achievable this setup can be.
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  1. Solarfactor
    April 19, 2015 at 6:55 am #

    Your model looks like he could be related to Chris Pratt.

  2. Tipsy Risi
    April 19, 2015 at 7:12 am #

    Thanks for this tutorial. It covered several points I needed tips for.
    Especially for filming two folks with few lights. 

  3. morrisonAV
    April 19, 2015 at 7:43 am #

    No metering?

  4. Simon Anderson
    April 19, 2015 at 7:53 am #

    Thanks for sharing your techniques with us

  5. Mr. Tommy Badger
    April 19, 2015 at 8:11 am #

    Hey! Where’s the Lars Cam? I loved that thing and I was just getting ready
    to make one. Has it been superseded?

  6. Aarongrubbworm
    April 19, 2015 at 8:12 am #

    You always make it work. Thanks for sharing…can you share some of your
    professional work?

  7. California Travel Videos
    April 19, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    Very well done Jay – perfect pacing, mixing lesson content and context.

  8. Robert Ober
    April 19, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    Good lighting tutorial but the video looks bad. Detracts from your
    expertise. The video is too saturated and red. Looks like bad DV from the

    Robert A. Ober

    PS: I am watching on a color corrected monitor.

  9. Doug Zieman
    April 19, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    So much better with no music while you’re talking…good job!!!

  10. DrgnSpawn
    April 19, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    Could you tell me what ISO you were shooting at and what shutter speeds you
    were able to use with those lights? Thanks!

  11. LUUV
    April 19, 2015 at 11:35 am #

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  12. dphotos
    April 19, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    Since this is their first studio kit you should talk about metering and
    setting the color temperature to 3200.

  13. cifcap9
    April 19, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    Great stuff as always and thanks for showing feathering techniques.
    Something I need to incorporate into my shots with umbrellas. I know many
    people will opt for a flash based source, but continuous lighting has
    merits. Yes they have disadvantages of having lower power when compared to
    strobes, (in the case of tungsten) heat issues, subjects might quint
    (they’re ways to mitigate this).

    Pros are WYSIWYG light, can be metered with a hand-held, the camera’s built
    in meter + gray card, and you can use for motion capture. Plus if you
    combine them with a flash based source you could achieve highly creative
    effects. Keep doing what you do!

  14. Joseph D'Anthony
    April 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    I have that same holster and I noticed the little bag you have attached,
    which is a good idea. Can you tell me the name of the little bag and where
    you got it?

  15. Photography InSight
    April 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

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