Contest #7: Win an Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (a $360 Value!)

This next contest is all about lighting ratios.

Show us your best photo that displays a 2:1 lighting ratio!

Enter your photo below using the form. Good luck! Our winner will receive a Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit Obtain professional quality photos in the comfort of your own home with this educational Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit.


Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit - By Westcott Basics


Watch the video to see Westcott Top Pro Photographer Erin Manning use the Home Studio Lighting Kit to explain lighting ratios:



23 Responses to Contest #7: Win an Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (a $360 Value!)

  1. doktor983 April 8, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    A photo of my son, using natural light through the window on one side and fill flash metered to 1/2 of light intensity.

  2. SanderKristiaan April 8, 2013 at 4:07 am #

    Upcoming model Niels Kooijman asked me to do a portfolio shoot where this is one of the shots taken. Used two speedlight one as a main light, the other as a rim light.

  3. nickminore April 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    While working with some new Westcott light modifiers (the 12×50″ strip with grid is awesome), I had my brother pose in some of his baseball gear. Apollo Medium, speedlight power 1/4 camera right as the main light; Strip box, speedlight power 1/8 camera right.

  4. Gonzalo April 7, 2013 at 3:13 am #

    A studio shot of my spokesmodel Jaimee for a Cinco De Mayo poster project using one large soft box to camera left and one smaller soft box to camera right. The rented studio space was small but adequate for the 3/4 body shots needed. Jaimee was lit mainly by the large soft box and the smaller soft box providing the fill to keep her left side from going to complete shadow. A fun photoshoot project with great results!

  5. lowburb April 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    This is one of my first studio shots using approx 2:1 lighting and a rim light.

  6. Brady Kesling April 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Shot in the studio with a 2:1 ratio using two large softlights with grids (and a hair light).

  7. tonylafferty April 6, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    This image was shot in the long abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit. I used 3 Nikon sb-800 speed lights. The main was in a 28″ Wescott Apollo directly in front of the model at about 4′ away (6′ or 7′ from camera to my left). The exact setup was used behind her to create the rim. The fill was mounted in a 60″ shoot thru umbrella about 2′ to camera right. All lights were set on manual, fired with pocket Wizard plus II’s and set to proper exposure using a Sekonic L358 meter

  8. Denny Veldhuis April 6, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    My granddaughter on her mom’s lap in front of flat screen TV that was not on. Main light camera left from large picture window and fill from flash bounced into room over my right shoulder.

  9. Barbara Roches April 6, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    Photo didn’t post, here it is:

  10. Barbara Roches April 6, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    I have been primarily using natural light or a speedlight for EVERYTHING. I’d love to own some studio lighting and bring my photos to the next level. Continuous output lighting seems the easiest to use. This photo of my little grandson was taken using window light and a small white reflector. I think it approximates 2:1 lighting with the brightest side being the right side of his face.

  11. Ryan Monroe April 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    My son. I always seem to take one shot like this a year. Never planned on it but just happened, now i plan to keep doing it. Lighting Ratio is about 4:1

  12. Timo Oosterveld April 3, 2013 at 10:28 am #

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  13. Timo Oosterveld April 3, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    The first time I´ve ever used 2:1 lightning ratio. I watched tutorials and tried to really use the 2:1 ratio in my final photo. I´ve converted the picture into black&white in photoshop and made some other small fixes. On this photo we can see my brother posing for the camera, originally, he was throwing a little ball, but i came outside the frame, but I think it´s a really good-working picture.

  14. Rachael April 2, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    This image is a self-portrait, taken the very first time I used off-camera lighting.

  15. Eric Scott Miller April 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    First time using studio lights at a Chicago-based photo club shoot. I loved working with the infinity wall to produce this gritty image. Having been a natural light photographer for many years, I must admit I felt like a kid in the candy store when it came to working in a controlled light environment.

  16. capersh April 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    This was shot using a 2-1 ratio, using two Apollo umbrellas.

  17. Kevin April 1, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    This image is split lighting with a 2:1 ratio. Shot with 2 Apollo strip banks, F11 on Right side and F8 on the Left. There is also a speedlight in the background for a bit of rim.

  18. schuenke April 1, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    This photo of a dancer was taken trying to emulate some of the great dance work of Joe McNally. We set an Elinchrom Quadra to camera left and a Nikon speedlight to camera right to give definition to the dancer as she leaped. Ratios were approximately 2:1. Originally, when I saw the spill of the Quadra on the black backdrop, I thought the shot would probably need some Photoshop work to clean it up, but the more I looked at it, the more I thought it added some nice depth and visual interest to the image.

  19. Sandra March 27, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    I took this in my little home studio using one main light, two background lights, and a reflector. I’m not sure that the lighting is exactly 2-1, since I didn’t measure it at the time that I took the photo, but it should be very close. This is one of a series of portraits that I took for a model that was trying to be the first black bachelorette.

  20. Michael Abshear March 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    This is a portrait I took of myself while playing with my new 50mm lens. I don’t own any sort of lighting kit at the moment, so I took advantage of what I had in order to get the photo I wanted.

  21. Jo Edmisten March 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    This was one of my first tries using 2 lights. The ratio was 2:1. This is my 2 year old great grand son. I love watching your videos; they are down to earth and very understandable.


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