So here comes my first lighting tutorial..
A simple set up that I use variations of a lot for my beauty shots..
Heres a chart with how I set it up: And since I forgot to put it up on the chart itself; heres the lighting input.
If the main light is set to about F8, the two light coming from behind should be about 1 – 2 stops above that, and they should be equally strong.
If you use it just like that, it should (hopefully) turn out something like this:
Or you can use different variations of the set up.
For instance, here are a few of my favorites; This one is lit with the same mainlight, and the reflector below, but instead of two backlights, I have one. And its slightly weaker than in the initial set up.
Or you can even swap the main light: Here I use a normal strobe without a grid as mainlight instead of the beauty dish. And I use a single strobe to light from the behind.
Hope it comes in handy for some of you out there =)