101 Studio Lighting:

Glossy vs Matte subjects in studio photography

Understanding the Lighting is essential for studio photographers. In product, jewelry and still life photography, we work with 3 types of subjects (by finish): glossy, matte and mix of both.

In this tutorial Alex Koloskov demonstrates you how to properly choose a lighting modifier for a different subject.

Below you see 3 images: first two were done with the exact same lighting, and a third one with a modified version of that single-light setup.

– – Example images from the tutorial – –

101 Studio Lighting

1 light source – subject is almost invisible

101 Studio Lighting

1 light source – Exactly the same lighting setup we used for the shot on the left.

101 Studio Lighting

1 light source – lighting setup modified according to a subject

– – Courses mentioned in the video (for further learning) – –