Title: Blender Addon – BlenderGuru – Pro Lighting Studio
Perfect lighting, reflections and backgrounds in Blender
Pro-Lighting Studio is a Blender addon that helps you produce gorgeous results, with dozens of interesting lighting
suggestions for your model.
Since I’d already exhausted most of the 3d lighting books and tutorials, I decided to turn to the people who rely on
lighting even more than 3d artists do: Photographers.
Unlike us, photographers don’t get brownie points for realism. The only thing that matters to them are the feelings and emotions that it evokes.
So I delved into photography, hoping to find an answer to my burning question: How do photographers create interesting lighting?
I read photography books. Articles. Watched real-time lighting workshops. Attended a night-time photography course. And even paid to visit a photography studio to ask the photographer questions:
I hoped that there would be some secret style-sheet. Maybe a book of foolproof rules that work for every portrait…
What I found though was surprising, yet comforting: photographers actually struggle with lighting just as much as we
There’s no magic bullet.
It’s a painstaking process for experimenting and running trials to find what works.
I learned that the only way to find interesting lighting setups is to experiment.