OneLight (Part 1)

As part of my apprenticeship in The Arcanum I've been watching Zach Arias's OneLight (v2) workshop videos and then trying out many of the lighting ideas. So far I've been doing this practical part by making self portraits. Making self portraits has added some more complication to the process of learning to light, but since I haven't yet found any volunteers to sit for me, it seems worth the effort. I'm about half way through the videos, so it seems like a good time to show some of the results. I shot all of these photos using my Fujifilm X100T and one or two LumoPro 160 flashes.

60" bounce umbrella

60" bounce umbrella

24x24" soft box

24x24" soft box

Gridded flash

Gridded flash

24x24" soft box and a second gridded flash pointed at the background

24x24" soft box and a second gridded flash pointed at the background


60" bounce umbrella, partially closed

60" bounce umbrella, partially closed

28x28" soft box

28x28" soft box

24x24" soft box and a second gridded flash to provide fill and rim light on the left side of my head

24x24" soft box and a second gridded flash to provide fill and rim light on the left side of my head