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Photography and camera news reviews and inspiration if youre into shooting high quality portraits with minimal studio equipment heres a 6 minute video from photographer manny ortiz that . I was able to setup and create the portrait in less than 5 minutes and the client was ecstatic with the result that entire story was told to get you thinking creatively about how to create with minimal equipment even if youre limited to one portable flash think about positioning when you only have minimal equipment. The best way to get started with studio lights is to keep it simple this means one light and one light only that way if you dont like what you see while you are shooting you only need to adjust move or tweak one thing you will not be fiddling around with everything and getting lost in the set up. In fact there are multiple ways for light to create certain moods too but if youre planning on taking studio portraits of yourself or someone else and you only have one light on you you dont have to worry one light is actually perfect for taking stunning and really cool portraits there are also so many ways to play around with that one . Photography equipment for beginners notes for doing one light portraits when you are shooting single light setups you need to remember to keep it simple you can create some great shadows with a single light source in the below portrait 95 of the light is coming from a window camera left