Originally Posted by grumblecat
Marty out of curiousity how many lights did you use on these. If I were guessing using the second shot I would say it is a minimum of 4 possibly 5.
My guesses would be Large softbox front camera left. Bare bulb or strip dome back left and back right (I think the back right is not as far back as the other) A background light for depth and then a possible 5th as a hair light on top of the head?
Just curious how my reverse engineering is doing.
Other than that beautiful shots.
Since we're all here to learn from each other ... here's my lighting setup for image #2 (others images were very similar). Congratulations, your reverse engineering guess was VERY close - I used four lights, plus some ambient light from an overhead incandescent and the windows on two sides of the room. Also, I don't own any strip lights, so I just used a strobe with grid on it to light her right shoulder, and a strobe in a 30" softbox to light her left side (because I was too lazy to switch it out to a grid LOL). Fill light came from a 5' Photoflex octabox.