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Harmonious PORTRAIT LIGHT WITH SPOTLIGHT BACKGROUND

Harmonious PORTRAIT LIGHT WITH SPOTLIGHT BACKGROUND

2013-05-17-friday-set

Today we start our Setup-Friday which will be a regular feature on this blog. The first setup is for a half body portrait shoot where we used four lights.
  • A beauty dish as the main light, which is head-on, slightly to the felt side of the model, just high enough that you can still get the nice reflections in the eyes of the model.
  • The rear two lights with reflectors on it are directed towards the model, they give her a nice rim light on her neck and hair. They separate her from the background and give the image additional contrast. The fourth reflector (with a Honeycomb) is directed at the background to give it a stronger highlight.
Half body portrait with 4 lights

Half body portrait with 4 lights

This lighting setup you can use easily for any type of portrait. Also, this is a good starting point for an application photo.
Here you can download the file for you set.a.light 3D STUDIO:

2013_05_17_friday-set.set (right click- “Save as…”)

Have Fun :)

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We are looking forward to them.

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