One-light studio portrait

The other day I was trying out some lighting setups to try to delve deeper into how the light alters the mood of a portrait.  

Today’s self-portrait is the one below.


Notice how the light is coming from camera right angled down but we can still see details on the other side of the face. This is done by using a large white circular reflector on camera left. By placing the reflector closer or further from the subject you can control the amount of light that is bounced back on the subject. This is the bts shot of the setup. 


So there you go, enjoy yourselves and keep pressing that shutter!

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