Photographer Meggy Irawan took this photo on location with two strobes. One larger strobe with a beauty dish and a smaller strobe from behind without lighting modifiers. Looks good!
This is actually two photos that’s been combined in photoshop. There is a beauty dish from the front, and the room you see behind the window is lit by a strobe without a lighting modifier.
Here is a studio lighting setup from photographer Hipolit Terpinsky. The key light is a softbox and the filler is from a beauty dish. There are also two reflectors to kick up some some light.
All lights are on the model, so the backdrop is slightly underexposed which gives the photo a more dramatic expression.
Hipolit Terpinsky gives this nifty little lighting setup to all you retro lovers out there. To add that extra classic movie star touch, put a cigarette in the models mouth, and load your camera with old school grainy black and white film (Ilford FP4).
But leave your flux capacitor at home.
A while ago I got this video tutorial from Santa Ana based photographer Sean Armenta. It’s a simple one-light beauty setup that gives stunning results.
There is no lighting diagram in this tutorial, but Sean explains very clearly how to set up the light, so you can easily use this lighing setup yourself.
There are also some other useful tips about make up, digital image editing and more. Enjoy!
Check out Sean’s blog for more inspiration and information about lighting and photography.
Mattias Olsson gives us a great portrait lighing setup, using a beauty dish as keylight. There is also a bare strobe bounced in the ceiling to achieve a good omni lighting at the location.
Photographer Mattias Olsson is giving us this clean and crisp fashion lighting setup. The black flags prevent light spilling from the rear strobes. The key light from the beauty dish is distinctive and punchy, which accentuates the models expressive personality.
Here’s another great shot from photographer Cecilie Harris. The beauty dish gives a bit harder light than a softbox. If you don’t want the light to be too hard, you can use a reflector to reduce some of the shadows.