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- One excellent article covers the 5 basic lighting setups for portraits Paramount Lighting, Loop Lighting, Rembrandt Lighting, Split Lighting and Profile Lighting – with diagrams! It’s a strongly recommended read. There are plenty more on their website – like this one on making devilish shadows!
- If you want some interesting lighting ideas, check out Strobox – lots of images, lots of categories, and the lighting setups they’ve used.
Finally, a couple of photo essays to look at. Firstly, from the Magnum stable (Magnum is a high powered photography agency – with founding members including George Rodger, Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Capa) this series of images will inspire you to seek the decisive moment