Studio Photography: Lighting & Set Creation

Working on a shoot for a client, I show you one of my lighting setups for a lifestyle shoot and how, with some creativity and a few different props, you can completely transform a set to get maximum use from it.

Often clients ask us to work on location, but the reality is we actually have far greater control when working in our own studio. For this shoot I created a number of different sets for each different lifestyle shot. I used a reversible background, various props and different lighting setups to completely change each scene. This gave me an even greater level of versatility and control than I would have had on location; all that was needed was some planning and creativity.

In the end I was able to make six different sets, including an artist’s studio, medical practice, living room and hallway, each with a different lighting setup to create completely different images.


  1. I’m glad I found your education channel. My photography has improved to the point I dreamed of, now I’m gonna surpass them. This is the first time I have seen this particular video! How did I miss it? I don’t know. But wow there’s a lot of information packed into this five-minute video.

    1. Hi Yannick, we rent them from furniture stores. They usually also have the plants and accessories as part of their showroom displays.

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