Contoured Single Soft-Light Portrait

For this portrait photography class Karl and Urs use a simple lighting modifier in an unusual position to create a beautiful, contoured soft light.

Working in a small, confined space they show how this single light setup is ideal for those working in a small studio, but, with minor adjustments, you can greatly change the outcome.

During this tutorial Urs talks you through his lighting setup, power settings and the reflectors he uses, explaining the impact of each.

In this photography class we cover the following:

  • Creative portrait photography using a single light
  • How to create soft, contoured light
  • Photographing in small studio space
  • How to use reflectors
  • How to convey emotion in an image

Note: This course is available with English subtitles.


  1. Thank you for the detailed series of creative examples of how to create a photograph with one light. I was especially impressed by the last two using the 120×180 soft box. Awesome

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