LIGHTING HELP: 3 Quick & Beautiful Portraits with Just Small LED Lights for Photography

LIGHTING HELP: 3 Quick & Beautiful Portraits with Just Small LED Lights for Photography


Beautiful lights do no always need compliacted lighting setups. How to achieve beautiful lightings by using small LED lights? Can you imagine creating 3 distinct High Level Portrait Lighting in just a short time with minimal effort.

Actually, high level portrait lighting can be very easy! This video will show you  simple but amazing lighting set solutions you’ve never tried before! Follow the step-by-step guide, try the simple LED lights, and you will find high level lighting can be so accessible!

Jiggie Alejandrino, the portrait & wedding photographer we introduced before, brings about new lighting tutorial this week. He’s the Sony Ph Brand Ambassador, the Zeiss Camera Lens Ambassador, and regarded as one of the most reputable lighting specialists.

In today's video, Jiggie will show you how to create 3 very quick simple while fantastic lightings by using led lights.

The LED lights that Jiggie use are:

  • Photixm200rs x2
  • Phodix m180 X1

3 High Level Portrait Lighting Setups

Setup 1: With both m200s, you can created a clam shaped lighting, otherwise known as your standard beauty light. m180 here is in the back to create a nice background light.

Setup 2:...(Watch the Video for Details)

Setup 3:...(Watch the Video for Details)

With these 3 particular LED lighting setups, you will see, by changing their positions, color temperature and power, you can easily create distinct beautiful portrait lightings for your photos.

Regarding the backdrops, Jiggie chose a 5' x 8' Kate Dark Wood Barn Rubber Floor Mat for Photo , which is completely well qualified for the job.

For More Inspirations: Kate Rubber Floor Collection

Read More Resources: Handbook of Photography Backdrop

Why should we start with a beauty light? Because generally, it means what it says it is a beauty light so no matter who you put in front of lighting like this they will always look beautiful. This is always a good advice especially for many photographers. You will be more motivated, because you are going to be happy with the picture that they will see. 

So try the LED lighting setups that Jiggie do in the video RIGHT NOW! Follow the guides step by step, you can easily achieve distinct beautiful lightings, and find out that you can also make high level portrait lightings.

This is an exercise that you can do with simple equipments & studio space, and of course, you also need a fantastic Photography Backdrop. A hand-painted canvas, or a floor drop. Hope you can enjoy this video, and get some inspirations on lighting your own portrait photography.


Equipment Used:


Lights: Phottix m200R -

Camera: Sony A7R MarkIII -

Lens: Sony 70-200 f2.8GM -

Light Holder: MagMod MagShoe:

Transmitter: HollyLand Mars400s -


About The Photographer: Jiggie Alejandrino is a portrait and wedding photographer from the Philippines. He’s the Sony Ph Brand Ambassador, the Zeiss Camera Lens Ambassador, the International Phottix Pro Teamer, and the MagMod Philippines Brand Ambassador. He's and considered to be one of the most reputable lighting specialists in the Philippines, conducting workshops nationwide and have been featured in various photography magazines. I was also a multi-awarded portrait and advertising photographer.

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