31
Jan
10

Beauty Lighting – Three

In my post of December 17th, I talked about a beauty lighting technique, sometimes referred to as the “Oil of Olay” look.  (You’ll just have to go back and read that post to see how the lighting was set up.)  Here’s another image using the same lighting scheme, from a recent shoot with a lovely model named Bella.

You can see the back light wrapping around her face, particularly in the cheeks and the base of the neck.

One of the things that happens with this lighting is that the colors and the contrast are often muted. I made some adjustments in Photoshop to bring back a bit of color and punch. But the soft overall look, with a bit of glow to the face, is what this look is all about.

Here’s the black and white version:

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