I was recently inspired by several youtube videos showcasing multiple photographer and their work. The clips sparked a desire deep within me to try out several new techniques and before I knew it, I had 9 lighting set-ups diagrammed. Here are some of the results.
For the photo below of model Kelsey S, I had her lean against a gray wall and then used a beauty dish from above and a fill light from below.
I wanted to text out using two small strip lights on either side of the camera which created the two narrow catch lights in each eye.
Side lighting and a log distance between the model and the wall helped to created this image.
This article was written by John Gress