Lighting experts reveal their tricks of the trade


How do you create the perfect, Instagram-worthy photo?

You may not have a top-of-the-range camera at the ready, or the photo-editing software to perfect your skin.

However, there is one thing you can use to help you capture the perfect shot every time and it’s much more accessible than you think; lighting.

We have teamed up with a number of experts to reveal the tricks of the trade and to look behind the scenes at how professionals use lighting to their advantage.

Take a look at our favourite five top tips:

1. Bruno Poet - Lighting Designer


Bruno Poet, lighting designer
When it comes to creating the perfect lighting for your photos, sometimes it’s better to dim the lights a little.

2. Josh Wilde, professional photographer


Josh Wilde, professional photographer
The way I position, manipulate and share the light is very important when producing a technically exceptional image.

3. Make-up artist, Jessica Loach


Make-up artist, Jessica Loach
The correct lighting will diminish blemishes and shadows on the face.

 

4. Kirsty, blogger and influencer at Fashion for Lunch


Kirsty, blogger and influencer at Fashion for Lunch
Poor lighting can make photos look dull, lifeless and flat but getting it right can make the colours in your photo pop!

 

5. David Tetlow, ecommerce manager at Lightbulbs Direct


Have different lighting options available. Using a combination of overhead lights, spotlights and side lamps means that you can choose the lighting that is right for the purpose or mood.”
Have different lighting options available. Using a combination of overhead lights, spotlights and side lamps means that you can choose the lighting that is right for the purpose or mood.