Backlight portrait lighting setup

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Great make up and great lighting.

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A octabox source from behind and a reflector from the side.

Here’s a simple but useful lighting setup from photographer Jessica Wikström.

Jessica: – The plan for this picture was to create a soft backlight but I changed my mind and got the reflector to lighten up the models face and get some more contrast into the picture.

One Response to “Backlight portrait lighting setup”

  1. Jordan

    This is a really nice set-up. I will need to give it a bash.

    Brilliant website you have! Really informative.

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