What Is Square Lighting?

A square lighting setup, which can be created using natural light, on-camera flash, or a strobe, helps create even (or flat) lighting on subjects with minimal shadows to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and pores. The set up is not overly complicated, using one to four reflectors and one key light source, and we explore different ways to do it throughout this chapter. In the realm of professional headshot photography, square lighting is a popular lighting style worth learning to capture incredible headshots.