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Cosmetic commercial lighting plan

First a softbox, this one is 100cm square, the one I usely use is bigger.

The camera is 1.83mtrs from the subject, this is the distance between my fingertips with arms outstretched. It's a quick and easy consistent measure.

This is the software that I use to generate these images.

6 stages broken down below...

Next add the first backlight from the left, another large soft source.

Then a second identical backlight from the right

Light the background with a couple of fresnels.

Use large blacks to block the background light from hitting the model.

Add large reflectors either side of camera.

OK, you're finished.


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