Plan Your Lighting in a Virtual Photo Studio

On this week’s app find! set.a.light 3D Studio a virtual photo studio program from Elixxier. Plan your lighting before you shoot, think of it as Sims for photographers. Anyone familiar with 3D or playing games will find the program easy to use.You can move and adjust everything around, choose your room type, add a backdrop and every type of light is available plus their modifiers and a few helpers eg. a reflector. You also get a few models with different poses to choose from and there are also some props available for you to play with. Checkout their video for an overview of the program. It’s in German but you’ll get the idea.

I’ve been playing around with it for a few days. Below are some of my renders with basic lighting setup.

Had fun with the program just had a few problems, Some menu options were still in German, I couldn’t find an undo button and when exporting the lighting setup it kept crashing on my machine. But overall it’s a great find. And might help with planning your shots.

You can get set.a.light.3D Studio here for € 139 ($178) or try it for 15 days.