Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Beauty Light

The recipe of beauty light typically calls for two light sources. One light source on top and another on the bottom. This is also called clamshell lighting. The light sources should be large and very close to the subject to provide a nice even, soft radient glow. I added a third light source to this shot of Shawn, an Alien Bee 800 right behind her to add a nice touch to her hair. t
This image was made with a 5D Mark II. Alien Bee B800 inside of a large softbox above and to camera left. A reflector below her which counts as another light source. An Alien Bee B800 right behind her.

1 comment:

Thor said...

Very informative. The backlight is a nice added touch.