LA: Studio Lightning 1

Name three lighting sources and their functions.

Monolight kit

Monolight is a type of flash that is a smaller substitute for a power pack or flash head. Because of the size their power is limited but is desired for its portability. Monolights need to be adjusted separately because of their controls being built into the light itself.

Head and power pack kit

Has a flash head and a power pack that supplies energy. There are different kinds of flash heads.

Symmetric power packs

This power packs split the power equally through the flash heads.

Assymetric power packs

Allows the user to vary the power supply to different heads, meaning you can have different “strength” in the flash.

Name two light modifiers and explain the difference between them.


Reflecting umbrellas look like normal umbrellas but with a reflecting layer on the inside. There are different types of umbrellas to provide different kinds of whitebalance. There are golden (providing warmth), silver (focuses light more narrowly) and white (offers a wider spread).


Softboxes are usually square or rectangular and come in different sizes and shapes. They have a reflective inside and a translucent front. The boxes are placed around the light source, softening the light.

Draw a diagram of and describe the three-point lighting setup

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