With beauty lighting, I try to get my light sources as large as possible. One of the things I say over and over is, the larger your light source is in relationship to your subject, the softer the light. So for beauty lighting, I generally get the modifiers (soft boxes / reflectors) as close to my subject as possible.
Model: Myriann Panayi; Makeup: Saprina Mann
I wanted to achieve an even shadow less light, so I used 2 pieces of poly board 4”x4”. I positioned one above the camera at a 45 degree angle, and the second one underneath the camera at the same angle. Then, I had 2x 2K lamps which I bounced off the poly board onto the subject.
Place your subject about 10ft away from the background, so the background goes out of focus and your subject gets more interesting.
IMPORTANT TIP: There is no substitute for a model that has great skin.
For the shot above, I used a 100mm lens at T2.8.
Photographer's website: www.jpcaldeano.co.uk
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