To a photographer, lighting is our paintbrush, our way of creating mood, shapes, quality, and colors in our photos. A real student of photography is a student of lighting, so it’s great that there is website, Strobox, that is a photography community where people can create lighting diagrams and learn from other people’s lighting schemes.
Here is the what the founder states in their about page in why they created Strobox:
Goal we are hoping to achieve
Here is the photo of mine that I submitted from one of my fashion photography shoots to the Strobox website. I used a total of 4 lights in a hard-hard-soft-catchlight format:
Here is the lighting diagram I created using their online page. It’s pretty good, although it doesn’t have a boomed, overhead large parabolic reflector in a way that I use it. It is still pretty good, though:
And this is how it looks like once you create the website:
I think this is a useful website to learn more about lighting design. I do wish that we can either search by ratings or by popularity/most favorites, so we can see the best of the best in lighting. Check out more at Strobox.
What about yourself, have you made any lighting diagrams and put it up online? Post some of the ones you’ve made or seen in the comments.