A common lighting set up for beauty photography – bright and balanced.
1. Large softbox as key light – Placed to one side of our model Kelly, you can see how the large softbox is throwing a soft even light on the left side of the image.
2. Smaller softbox as fill light – Placed at a slightly closer distance on the opposite side of the key light, the smaller soft box balances the light from the larger softbox giving a bright image that really shows off the make up and colours in the image.
3. Camera settings – Shutter speed 1/125, aperture f5.6, ISO 100.
That’s a neat tip. How much do the soft boxes generally cost?
You can find reasonably priced softboxes on ebay – but they are only any use if attached to a decent light. Flash light set ups start around $500, but you could get a continuous light set up with stands and softboxes for around $100. It’s how I started 🙂 You can improvise and use a white umbrella to diffuse your light source..