Here is an image from my last fashion photo shoot. I used a beauty dish for my main light with a grid and a diffusion sock to narrow and soften the light on her face. I also used a fill light under the beauty dish with a white shoot through umbrella to fill in the shadows. This is a common fashion lighting setup commonly called the clam shell. If you look closely at her eyes you will see two catch lights. The top one from the beauty dish and the bottom from the shoot through umbrella.
I used a beauty dish to light this image, which is why you can see the butterfly shadow under her nose. This type of shot shows off a models face, hair and makeup.
This is an image I made this weekend at a photo shoot I ran on making beauty shots. Click here to see the other participants shots. I call this one “Fat Man’s Fantasy” because she’s made of candy get it.
Sign up now for my March 4th photo shoot. This is Emily and she will be our model. The image below is not mine, it’s from her portfolio, but it shows the kind of images we will be making. Click here to sign up today!