Lighting 101

Plastic Surgeon and Dermatologist Before and After Photo Studio Lighting

The secret to getting photos that have professional quality photos with natural color and shadows is lighting equipment.

Using lights that are always in the same location that have natural color balance is the solution to getting publication quality photographs.

We use a 4 light system in order to get the correct lighting for facial photo, body photos and Cool Sculpting by using different combinations for the given treatment.

When an order is placed for studio lights we do a lighting test using your photo room dimensions to establish where the lights need to be mounted for the best results. In the examples shown on this page the lights are on floor stands that we use for testing purposes. We recommend that all lighting is wall mounted unless the room shape will not allow this method then we offer light stands without legs that can not be tripped over, and are easy to mark their position on the floor.

If your photos are taken with room lights or on camera flash you know what happens. Shadows on the background, poor color, bad exposures, and hot spots.

Our lighting kits all have daylight balanced constant output and can be wall mounted in almost any room. We started out only offering Soft Box lighting, but found out early on that many doctor’s offices have limited space for taking before and after photos. The Wall Hugger Lights will work in tight rooms and match the quality of Soft Box lighting.


All of the lighting options can be used with either the Camera Track or Camera Stand.


Pricing: Two Wall Hugger Lights with Wall Mounts (Bulbs Not Included) $500

Two 20″x20″ Soft Boxes with Wall Mounts and bulbs $500

Small Test Room 7×12 ft with Ceiling Mounted Camera Track and Wall Mounted Lights

 Ceiling Mounted Soft Box  .

Wall Hugger on stand below Soft Box  in odd shaped room

 Back view of wall mounted Lights

Below is a photo of our large test room. Here we us the lights on floor stands and as you can see it’s cluttered environment with a lot of things to trip on. A number of our clientele have had this type of set up before going with the wall mounted lights in their studios.


Ceiling Soft Boxes
 Large Test Room 12×25 ft with floor stands. Note that final installation would use wall mounts