Beauty Lighting - by JP Caldeano - Dreamstime
With beauty lighting, I try to get my light sources as large as possible. One of the things I say over and over is, the larger your light source is in relationship to your subject, the softer the light. So for beauty lighting, I generally get the modifiers (soft boxes / reflectors) as close to my subject as possible.
If I want to achieve an even shadow less light, I use 2 pieces of poly board 4”x4”. I position one above the camera at a 45 degree angle, and the second one underneath the camera at the same angle. Then, I bounce 2x 2K lamps off a poly board onto the subject.
Place your subject about 10ft away from the background, so the background goes out of focus and your subject gets more interesting.
IMPORTANT TIP: There is no substitute for a model that has great skin.
Photo credits: Yogiproductions.
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