Studio Lighting I: One Light Portrait

JP Danko, Commercial Photographer

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8 Videos (57m)
    • Introduction

    • Camera, Lens and Strobe Options

    • Triggering Off Camera Flash

    • Light Modifiers

    • Camera Settings

    • One-Light Portrait Example

    • Post Processing

    • Final Thoughts and Next Steps


About This Class

In this 60-minute class, photographer JP Danko introduces you to the world of studio lighting. Learn about gear options, setting up an off-camera flash, camera settings, light modifiers and essential post processing. This class is for anyone who would like to grow as a photographer beyond natural light, and is the first in a five part studio lighting series. By the end of this class you will be able to produce your own one-light studio portrait.

58 of 59 students recommendSee All

Wow! This was fabulous! I can't wait to try out everything you mentioned here! Also, thank you for that bonus posing tip!
Super well explained and straightforward. Really like the fact that the JP takes the time to walk through the different options to achieve an activity (i.e. different setups and equipment grades for strobes and same thing for bouncing light). Kudos!
Good teacher. Through. Thumps Up
Steven D. Elliott

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JP Danko

Commercial Photographer

JP Danko is an active lifestyle photographer based in Toronto, Canada. JP can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand. His work is distributed by Stocksy United.

JP also publishes a weekly photography column at, one of the worlds most popular online photography resources.

To see more of his work please visit his studio website blurMEDIAphotography, or follow him on TwitterInstagram and 500px.