Photos of Regina. Beauty and Lighting.
One of my goals this year was to really push myself in regards to studio lighting. I use a lot of strobe in my “ambient light” shots (keep that a secret!) and I’ve got my formula down with that. I enjoy the studio as a welcome break and as a completely controllable environment, but I’d found that I had really started to rely on just a few lighting set-ups that I was comfortable with. When we got this makeup/beauty shoot together I really wanted to see if I could get some different results and push myself a little.
You can check out this sweet lighting schematic above. I use a big softbox for most of my studio stuff as the key with A TON of diffusion. I mean, layers and layers of it. I love it. I can’t get enough diffusion. I’m more excited about different kinds of diffusion than I am lights or whatever else. I usually flag it because they throw light everywhere which is obnox sometimes. Also, I’m all about bouncing light on the opposite side or just building a foamcore box surrounding the model, but I used one face-level reflector this time around. For the fill I threw in a small, silver, shoot-thru umbrella at camera right.