One-Light Headshots w/ the Honey Badger
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This was achieved using one light, above head-level of the model, with a large Octobox modifier, and a silver reflector about waist level. The reflector is placed close to the body of the subject to reflect some of the light from the strobe back up into the face. The reflector also creates a nice dewy catch-light in the bottom of her eye.
Lighting Diagram and BTS of set-up
Here is how it looks side-by-side, with and without, the reflector. The 2nd photo, without the reflector, illustrates how much more shadow the is under the chin. Neither is right or wrong, it's simply preference. With headshots for actors or business professionals, I like the bounce of the reflector because it is more flattering to most subjects, and creates a more inviting look. Notice that creases in the face are more filled in with the reflector - it's an all around softer look.
Here's one more we did for our promo.
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