The new MyStudio AL1 and AL2 accent lights are the perfect addition to any MyStudio tabletop photo studio or any other photography setup. Accent lights provide the photographer with additional light and creative options that are not possible when using a single key light, which is important to many photographers. Because the accent lights are independent and not fixed in a permanent position, they can be moved around and positioned wherever the photographer chooses to create the desired effect. Some of the types of lighting that can be created using the MyStudio AL1 and AL2 Accent Lights are: High Contrast - this is created by adding more light to one side and leaving the other side in relative shadow. This effect can be varied by the distance the light is placed from the item on either side and removing or reducing the intensity of the front key light. Rim Lighting - by placing the lights slightly behind and to one or both sides of the subject, it is possible to create a "rim light" which is a highlight along the outside edge. This is especially effective with glass and other objects of a translucent nature, but can add a nice effect to almost any type of item. Back Lighting - just as it sounds, back lighting is produced by placing a light behind the subject. In product photography back lighting is often created by placing the accent light above and behind the item which creates a pleasing highlight along the top of the object. This effect is also used to create separation from the background. Additional Key Light - sometimes a photographer just wants more light on a subject, either to be able to use a higher shutter speed or narrower aperture without increasing ISO. By adding one or more accent lights to the front in addition to the main key light in any MyStudio tabletop studio kit, the amount of light is instantly doubled or even tripled, thus giving the photographer the additional light he desires.