Studio Lighting Basics
Everyone wants to learn studio lighting! It can be the pinnacle of photography: being able to control every nuance of a photograph from the quality of light to the person’s pose. Control also requires the experience to create a good image. My video today I go over how to get started in studio photography with building your own lighting kit and some basic posing techniques I use on a regular basis.
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  1. w0ble
    April 22, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    Great video! Thanks for your time.

  2. Deweeyy
    April 22, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

    @gregorycazillo i knew that, and read the whole page on your website. it
    just seemed a nice idea. but i meant no harm with my comment. it was a
    great video and i liked it very much. just thought i would give some
    constructive critisism. 🙂

  3. Gregory Cazillo
    April 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    That doesn’t really fit into a ‘basics’ video.

  4. Mas7erChief117
    April 22, 2015 at 11:15 pm #


  5. Gregory Cazillo
    April 22, 2015 at 11:43 pm #

    @desmondlaugh The best ones are stools that adjust by spinning, I have both
    fixed and nice ones. Even a few $20 ones from Walmart. Posing tables just
    depend what you need, the more adjustability the better.

  6. MrPhoenix8008
    April 22, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    Great work Greg! very very informative and to the point 🙂

  7. Chan Ting Lin
    April 23, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    Thanks for sharing .

  8. Vexed Films
    April 23, 2015 at 1:12 am #

    $150 isn’t really “inexpensive”, perhaps “affordable” is better.

  9. jon11259
    April 23, 2015 at 1:39 am #

    Hey greg, have you colour corrected this video at all, or do you ever
    colour correct?

  10. Gregory Cazillo
    April 23, 2015 at 1:45 am #

    @1986Chaitanya Not sure that would be too popular. If I was to shoot such a
    thing it would probably be with natural light, no strobe or artificial
    light at all.

  11. MrDustinclement
    April 23, 2015 at 2:22 am #

    Greg, just wanted to say that I know sometimes it feels good for others to
    recognize you and your hard work. That being said, thank you for your hard
    work and for all the things you do to further the photographic community. I
    saw you on Jared’s stuff a long long time ago and I had NO idea you had
    your own stuff. I’m not sure what all happened between you guys, but its
    none of my business either way. The point is, your stuff is great and I
    respect and appreciate all you’ve done and continue to do

  12. ithree6mafia
    April 23, 2015 at 3:22 am #

    nice video, 2nd 😀

  13. Gregory Cazillo
    April 23, 2015 at 4:20 am #

    @kauxkaux There are a lot of factors, can’t really say one or another. Get
    the most you can for your budget.

  14. thibbyrozier
    April 23, 2015 at 4:29 am #

    True, yet it should be told, as for the fact he tells about the umbrellas,
    those are aiming and distorting(frosting) ways also.

  15. Gregory Cazillo
    April 23, 2015 at 5:15 am #

    @jon11259 I think I need to start balancing my videos. I’ve been in the
    habit of never doing it for photos but video is different.

  16. robjob666
    April 23, 2015 at 5:54 am #

    Haha you said number 2

  17. kauxkaux
    April 23, 2015 at 6:44 am #

    I am going to buy my first light. What is the minimun power you would
    recommend for my first (and only for the moment) light that will also be my
    main light?

  18. Gregory Cazillo
    April 23, 2015 at 7:28 am #

    @adriantrackssongs what are you referring to?

  19. Nimal S
    April 23, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    Very useful video, thanks…

  20. brendan Ladd
    April 23, 2015 at 8:24 am #

    hey thank you so much this was sooo helpful im just getting into studio work

  21. js091402
    April 23, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Great video, thanks Greg!

  22. AdrianTracks
    April 23, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    is that white light? looks yellow to me

  23. Phillip Cain
    April 23, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    Great video Greg, waiting for more – Thanks

  24. Warren Ackary
    April 23, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Thanks Greg, great advice as I wouldnt have known where to begin!

  25. AdrianTracks
    April 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

    @gregorycazillo hey greg thanks for the answer, im a big fan of your
    channel and i do a bit of video too but music is my thing as you can see on
    my channel. Well it might be the white balance on your video camera, but to
    me it looks like a yellow light pointing at you instead of white light?