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What lighting setup is needed for this kind of professional headshot?

There are probably four lights. The key light is to camera right. It is in front of the subject. The reflection is visible as catch lights in the subject’s eyes. There is a fill light to camera left ...
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What lighting setup is needed for this kind of professional headshot?

My interpretation: One really big light source, in a classical Rembrandt position, 45° on the right and 45° downwards. (see also: What is Rembrandt lighting, and when do I use it?) A lightbox behind ...
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Can an off-camera speedlight work for learning basic off-camera lighting?

Yes, a so-called Strobist setup (a radio controlled off-camera hotshoe flash/speedlight) can be great for learning and experimenting with basic off-camera lighting, even while it won't deliver the ...
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What could I use as a model light?

If operating in a studio, then it's really hard to argue against mains powered studio strobes. Something like Godox 300WS strobes are far more suitable than any array of speedlights and cheaper. If ...
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What could I use as a model light?

Buy a clamp-on LED bed lamp or from the hardware store, a clamp on lamp with aluminum reflector. The modeling light is just an ordinary lamp that plays on the subject from about the same distance as ...
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How to control a Canon 430ex ii from a YN-622C-TX?

You need to set it to E-TTL or Manual mode, not to Slave mode. The YN622C-TX and YN-622C combine to create the equivalent of an off-shoe cord. The camera sees the transmitter as a compatible Canon E-...
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Transportable mini-studio and power management

I'm going to propose an alternate solution: consider switching to the Godox flash system, which uses big lithium rechargeable batteries. The battery is proprietary, so that's not so handy, but they're ...
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How to mix small and large colored highlights using strobes?

The "pro" option. Use color gels. There are some well-known brands like Rosco and Lee http://www.leefilters.com/lighting/colour-list.html https://rosco.com/products/catalog/roscolux You could buy ...
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How to control a Canon 430ex ii from a YN-622C-TX?

Take the 430EXII out of slave mode. That's for Canon's optical wireless system, and is basically telling the 430EXII not to listen to the signals on the foot pins, but to the red sensor panel on the ...
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