Here are four portrait photography lighting setups you should know. Of course, there are plenty of others (see my other videos on various lighting setups), but let’s focus on these 1-, 2-, and 3-light setups. This will include the standard portrait lighting setup with one-light; the 45/45. Then we’ll talk about the traditional key and fill lighting setup, my cross-lighting setup, and the three point lighting setup.
Note: the image featured here is a variation on the setups described. Here, we’ve got our main/key light centered on the subject, and what amounts to a couple of rim lights. A triangle setup, if you will.