This glamour lighting setup is really simple. For this studio lighting tutorial I have used two lights and two large reflectors. Your reflectors can be diffusion panels, v-flats or if money is tight- you could make it work for three quarter length shots and headshots with two Walmart reflectors. I showed you these panels in my home studio video.
You can see how I have the strobes setup slightly behind the model and on either side of the white background. This is a standard 9ft wide vinyl seamless. I like the vinyl because it is more durable and wipes clean.
These shots were made with an 85mm f/1.8 lens set at f/5.0 The shutter speed was 1/200th of a second and the ISO was 100.
The most important element to this set of images is obviously not the lighting and the setting – it is the model and her ability to give you lots of personality. When I do a session like this, I shoot very heavy and my focus is on keeping things playful. This series of images are excellent concepts for a modeling portfolio
You could do this shot with speedlights. The placement would be exactly the same and you will want to set them at full power. Also be sure to set the zoom setting on your flash head to it’s widest setting so that you get good coverage on the white background.
If you don’t have the reflectors or a way to make them – you can achieve an almost identical look to this by using a third strobe and bouncing it into the ceiling in front of the model.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO
set.a.light 3D by Elixxier Software GmbH http://www.elixxier.com/
Tips for building a DIY Home Portrait Studio on a budget : https://youtu.be/cggfTPIQcHs
Vinyl White Backdrop: http://amzn.to/2fHPuuD
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