I shot some high-school senior photos for Alex on Sunday evening. Here is one of the photos that demonstrates the type of lighting I was going for...
50mm f2.0 1/200th. ISO 100
I used one speedlight, with a reflective umbrella, and a large silver reflector. We also had some warm directional sunlight from behind Alex to provide the hair light. The umbrella is to my left, slightly above Alex's head, angled down. I placed a large silver reflector on the ground, leaning against the bottom of the light stand. I was attempting to mimic the clam-shell lighting technique used by studios when shooting glamour photography. If you look closely at the catchlights in the eyes you can see the double reflections from the over-under lighting. It's a pretty simple lighting setup that provides great results for lighting female subjects.
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