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The following tutorials and information are related to Studio Lighting and strobe use in general.  The equipment shown is available at SWC Photo’s studio. 

  1. Studio Equipment Procedures & Operation


  2. Photogenic Strobe Light Operations & Features

  3. Photogenic Strobe Light Attachments

  4. Photogenic Umbrella Attachment


  5. Sekonic 358 Lightmeter Operations & Features (basic instructions)

  6. Sekonic 358 Lightmeter Operations & Features - Movie 2 (close up on display)

  7. Sekonic 358 Lightmeter wireless setup for Pocket Wizard (coming soon)

  8. Pocket Wizard Operations & Features (coming soon)

  9. Infrared Transmitter Operations & Features (not as reliable as Pocket Wizards for wireless sync)


  10. Using Auto-focus in a low-light situation


  1. Studio Lighting Setups (1 - 2 Light General Setups and Headshots):

  2. This information is helpful for 206, 207, and 210 students in particular.

  3. Single Light Source - Direct

    - Movie 1:  Setup

    - Movie 2:  Metering and results

  1. Single Light Source - Diffused with umbrella

  2. Two LIghts - Main LIght & Reflector as fill light)

  3. Two Lights - Main Light & Fill Light with Umbrellas

  4. Four LIghts - Main, Fill, Hair, and Backdrop

    - Movie1:  Setup

    - Movie 2: Metering

    - Movie 3:  Adjustments / More Metering / Results


  1. Specific Lighting Setups (Required curriculum for Art 210):

  2. Rembrandt Lighting - single light source  - Direct / more dramatic (Movie 1: setup)

    - Movie 1:  Setup

    - Movie 2:  Metering and results

  1. Rembrandt Lighting - single Light Source - Diffused with umbrella / less dramatic

  2. Glamour Lighting

  3. Low Key Lighting

  4. Using the Studio Master Lights and “push button” mode


Art 206 (Formerly 122 / 123) Studio Lighting Demos (documented):

  1. Movie 1 - Setting up stands /

  2. Movie 2 - Setting up stands /

  3. Movie 3 - Setting up stands /

  4. Movie 4 - Setting up stands /

  5. Movie 5 - Setting up stands /

  6. Movie 6 - Setting up stands /


Art 210 (Formerly 199) Studio Lighting Demos (documented):

  1. Movie 1:  Setup for Rembrandt Lighting, basic metering with Sekonic 358 Lightmeter, and Equipment Considerations

  2. Movie 2:  Basic metering with lightmeter continued

  3. Movie 3:  Measuring Light Ratios and Bracketing

  4. Movie 4:  Short Lighting, Broad Lighting

  5. Movie 5: Glamour Lighting

  6. Movie 6: Contemporary Butterfly Lighting

  7. Movie 7: Traditional Butterfly Lighting & Focusing in Low Light conditions

  8. Movie 8:  Low Key Lighting

  9. Movie 9:  Low Key Lighting continued

  10. Movie 10:  Shillouette Lighting


Documenting Artwork:

  1. Setting up a backdrop for 3D artwork

Tutorial Videos (videos are in .mov format for quicktime)                                                   

SWC Photo & Digital - Technical Information

Studio Equipment & Lighting Tutorials

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