We get a lot of questions here at dPS headquarters about lighting subjects. Just today someone emailed asking the difference between Rembrant Lighting and Split Lighting.
In the following video Jay P. Margan demonstrates 5 different types of lighting:
While Jay’s using some great studio gear in this video many of the principles will apply with different sources of light. Of course these are not the only ways to position lights – as mentioned in the video the way you light a subject will vary from person to person and these positions are more presented as ‘departure points’ from which you’ll create your own techniques.