4 Studio Glamour Lighting Setups Mini-Tutorial | Nino Batista

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More at – Sharing an older video here, but still relevant!

Check out these studio lighting setups I consider my “go to” styles, and the basis for a lot of what I do in a studio situation. (Note that the retouching portion of this tutorial is another video altogether – stay tuned for that on this channel if you have not seen it yet.)

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  1. markstanley2001 says

    Most accurate and well describe lighting tutorial I have seen on YouTube. very well done 👍👍

  2. tienphotographer says

    great video my dude. just found you and i love how clear and precise you explain anything while showing examples of why and how etc. a lot of these people who do tutorial don't tell you why they are doing things just how so this was a breath of fresh air. gained a sub from me for sure.

  3. Chi Ngo says

    Try to shoot without too many setup, and compare the complicated to see any difference. This is just a show up of your equipments.

  4. El Diablo says

    Beautiful Greek model 😉

  5. WalkaboutLife says

    #hawwwdude shooting landscapes all the time can get boring, I just found a new path!!!

  6. NIkCan says

    Excellent tutorial the best on youtube bar none.


    Great video, very informative! Thank you. And Ps. editor should of added an extra second of blur to one of the photos ^^

  8. David Drejer says

    thats the kind of photography i wanna get into

  9. todd moore says

    thanks for sharing ,,great tips and great work

  10. L Backer says

    These girls look great, but what a great departure from the norm it would be if he was taking pictures of builders with large beer guts, eating bacon sarnies. That would be a real challenge…

  11. 前田日明 says

    Your deliverables are extremely boring.
    You better give up the work of a photo.

  12. Kevin Queen says

    The blue dress could have worked in any one of those setups if I were doing a shoot and the client only had 1 or 2 outfits, should I photograph them in each lighting setup or make sure each outfit is a decisively different look?

  13. Duane Vigue says

    I like when he says, "When you shoot something like this" and the strobes dont fire so we get the image added from the left. lol There were quite a few times he took a pic and the strobes didnt fire too.

  14. Cymatic Visuals says

    Great tutorial on lighting, so informative.

  15. The Cyrus Place says

    Thank you this will help me to do my set up in our venue

  16. Rob O says

    Ah, Tina. There’s no one like her. The girl is second to none.

  17. Angel Cano says

    i am a simple man. 🙁

  18. Yuri Ramirez says

    I came here for the model but ended up learning about lighting. Thanks!

  19. Michael The CHOREOGRAPHER says

    What camera gear are you using?

  20. Greg’s Studio says

    Great video 👍🏻

    And beautiful model 😊

  21. Christopher Saint Germain says

    I was just thinking today that nobody does full tutorials on YouTube anymore. I miss videos like this that share real value.

  22. Harry Akbar404 says

    its simple.. beautiful model = nice photo

  23. Tracee Keeney says

    Thank you and only an artist can have a name like that. Awesome!!

  24. Entropius Victor says

    Totally amateurish question here. After you take a shot, what are you looking at when you look at the camera and comment on the picture quality? I am just starting out and working with a model. When I take the pic and look at the review on the camera, I find there is not enough resolution to truly judge the quality. A few I thought were good turned out not so good once I downloaded them to my computer. Is it just familiarization with your equipment to know by looking at the "thumbnail" review?

  25. A A says

    What is the purpose of the photos?

  26. TheHDReleaser says

    sorry, I could not focus, I was focused on her ass

  27. Rodrigo Fernandes says

    wow fantastic!!!! tks!

  28. Carlos Andres Soto Gonzalez says

    Amazing video, thank you so much! Quick question: what was the reason for moving to the 70-200mm on the last setup? Thanks for sharing, you're a legend!

  29. Chris Dera says

    wish my wife let me shoot models 🙁

  30. Zary Photography says

    Awesome awesome awesome!!! Great video!!!!

  31. Mark Smith says

    Would have been good to see you use a light meter to show how to balance a shot more technically. Second, it would be interesting if you discussed the impact of aperture on the color/brightness of the background..

  32. J Cam says

    Nino this was great to watch , I'm someone who is shooting in his living room ,and honestly just really starting to experiment with lighting . Thank you for taking the time to post and share your knowledge, on a different note, Happy New Year 2019 !

  33. ibbi bisada says

    your a flipping legend. loved it. Have been watching alot of photography tutorials and so far best video ever . Thank you

  34. Men's Life Style says

    Thumbnail killing me…lovely video

  35. Men's Life Style says

    Thumbnail killing me…lovely video

  36. Batuel Hernandez says

    Sin palabras

  37. Esteban Diaz says

    Hola me gustaría en español o con subtítulos OK

  38. karlos regazzoni says

    wich lens u using ?

  39. Luis Duque says

    Open hole anal please

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  41. Simply Balling says

    Thanks for the informative video

  42. Bob Tan says

    good idea nino b. ty

  43. Kelly Myers says

    I went into this video with little to no expectation but I found it was quite good. Studio lighting is one of my favorite topics and I think you did a great job!

  44. Maycolt Ramirez Saldana says

    Nothing to see 😒

  45. John Smith says

    she seems to have very shiny nose in all of the shots

  46. Artur Pobedonosec says

    so cool

  47. MsPlymouthkid says

    I swear I came here to watch the lightning setups

  48. Jürgen Kaßnitz says

    Why are you talking so fast without any need ?

  49. Stan SPb says

    Very nice tutorial. I have been shooting full-length portraiture and fashion for a while as a hobby and working with amateurs where I had to give posing instructions was always the hardest part when starting out. I had a high-end dress store at the time, in the film days so to learn lighting I set up full body mannequins so I could play with lighting and modifiers with no time limits until I was comfortable creating lighting schemes on the fly based on conditions, space, ambient etc before working with live models. It was important I believe, to try all the bad options and see then as such to really learn how to improvise. Starting with live amateur models, however, proved much harder so I eventually hired a skilled pro and told her even before hiring her that I was an amateur and would ask her to show me how to work with a model. She was very helpful, I learned more about their craft and how to communicate. I suggest even amateur fashion, glamour or commercial photographers should invest in a few very skilled models after they master creative lighting because you will learn more from a skilled model in less time, before working with amateurs. One of the things learned is flow and pace, be decisive have a vision but be flexible with different looks become available. Learn to communicate with your models because it is a partnership in the creative process and don't be fiddling with lighting and setups, it kills the mood and pace….be very familiar with all the lighting and equipment so your experiments are based on being very familiar with the range of application of the hardware before the session.
    Have a plan, and articulate the vision to the model and assistant, MUA etc so everyone is on the same page and be open to their ideas. Starting with pros for makeup and models will teach you so much that is transferable to anything you do later and with amateurs. Even just two sessions with a pro model who has agreed from the start to help you learn how to work with models will be move available than going to a school.
    I was lucky in finding my first pro model, she made the session flow, she knew enough photography to understand which lens created which point of view and offered a steady stream of "looks" from the camera's point of view, flowing from one pose to the next with a balanced still wait, before gliding into the next. She was always aware of how it looked to the camera. With amateurs, that is the job of the photographer, to communicate those details and be quick since an amateur will not be able to hold a pose unless very simple. Don't pick models by looks, but by skill. A pretty amateur will be harder to get the intended shots than a talented pro with less objective beauty. Hire a good makeup artist who is used to working photographic sessions. They know what Xeon light does to street cosmetics, it is different most photographers seem to realize. Use those pros to build your book so you can attract others of similar skills.
    AFTER these learning sessions you would be more likely to be able to effectively get the desired images with less skilled or beginning models. Don't copy lighting setups from tutorials, every set up is a response to the conditions at hand and intent, so use the tutorials as a concept plan, but adapt it on the fly to the space, ambient, lights, color casts, modifiers and model, because none of these elements will be the same in your real session as the tutorial. Look at good photos and visualize where the light is coming from, its relative source size/distance, and color, any shadow directions, any highlights,any apparent ratios to get used to visualizing what an image with look like with any setups and power ratios you have….take a shot and note why it is different than expected. That is when you learn the most about light…..the difference between what you expected and what you get. After a while, it will become more predictable so results closely resemble the intent. I am sure it took Nino a lot of fine tuning of visualization-to-results practice before it became second nature ad it will require a lot of fine tuning on your part also. Good photographers make is look so easy, but it is rare for anyone to have such a close connection between intent and results without a LOT of practice and fine tuning of their craft.

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