How Mark Seliger Lights His Portraits | Profoto (UK)

How Mark Seliger Lights His Portraits

02 December, 2014

Written by: Rebecca Ahremark

We recently had the privilege of meeting one of the true masters of portrait photography – Mark Seliger. This resulted in five new videos, in which Seliger shares his thoughts on lighting and portrait photography.

You will find all the videos at our dedicated Mark Seliger page. There is also an opportunity to win a signed copy of one of Seliger’s much loved photo books on the page.

In our second video, Mark Seliger shares some tips and tricks on how he lights his portraits.

“The light is built in order to follow the subject.”, says Seliger. In the first image that they shot, they used a Softbox RFi 5′ Octa, a Pro Head and a Pro-8 and placed it to the left of Lenny Kravitz. “What’s nice about the Pro-8 is that you have the ability to make small, incremental changes within the lighting”, says Seliger.

For the image seen below, Mark used his favorite Profoto tool, the ProRing Plus. For more details of Mark’s lighting setup, make sure to watch the video.

You can also watch all videos and sign up for a chance to win a Seliger photo book here.

Written by: Rebecca Ahremark