Fashion Style Teen Portrait with Lighting Setups


One of my favourite portraits to shoot are Teen Portraits. They are happy to break the rules a little and do something a little less conventional, in this case a little more fashion orientated.

We were lucky enough to have the fabulous Mijung Park for Makeup and Hair today. We have worked together quite a bit but usually business makeup so this was fun for us.

We started with a natural look as in the picture above before moving to a more dramatic look.






For this first image, I used a three light setup. Alien Bee 1600 on the lowest setting with a 30 degree grid for the background which is my 50% painted gray wall.

A Beauty Dish to the model's left, almost beside her and pointed down at a about a 30 degree angle. Laying vertically about waist height was a silver reflector to bounce some of the light back up and rid us of some of the shadows.


Camera Settings
Canon 1D X
85mm lens
1/160th @ f5.6

   










Four small changes make a big difference with this lighting setup. 

I added a giant Octobox with a grid behind the camera to add some fill light into the shadows. 

I moved the Beauty Dish a little more to the models front. I raised the reflector to take care of more shadows and get that "glow" look. I decreased my aperture to cope with the new highlights.




Camera Settings
Canon 1D X
85mm lens
1/160th @ f7.1


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