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Hi and welcome back.

If you are attending the PDN Photoplus Expo this weekend, stop and say hello.  I’ll be with these companies at these times:

Photoplus Expo

Thursday
Company Time Look
Expoimaging 11:15-12:00 What you can do with 1 light
Kelby Media 1:00-1:30 XL Pro and Grid
Westcott 3:00-3:45 Beauty/Glamour Headshot
Phottix 4:00-4:45
Friday
Expoimaging 10:00-10:45 One light into two
Phottix 11:00-11:45
Expoimaging 1:45-2:30 2 Light, key and fill XL Pro
Expoimaging 3:00-3:45 3 Light Triangle
Saturday
Expoimaging 10:00-10:45 Over and Under Beauty
Phottix 11:00-11:45
Unique 12:30-1:15

Now on to the post.

I love the beauty headshot.  The ultra clean look on the lighting and the model are just wonderful.

While in Ohio, I worked with Grace Langshaw to do this look with two speed lights.

Langshaw Twins

Gear:

Key: SB800, Westcott Rapid Box

Fill: Westcott Eye Lighter

Back: SB800, Westcott 43″ Orb

Settings: Put both lights in Manual mode set to 1/4 power.

The key to this look is setting your lights at about 45 degrees to the subject and parallel with one another.

Here’s a BTS:

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Here is a final:

_RVH3461_rt_webYour initial capture will have a bit of milky softness to it as the light from the back is so strong that is enters the lens and has a milky feel to it.  The fix here is in RAW conversion.  Simply drag the black slider on the adjustment panel to the right to add contrast and remove the softness on the image.

That’s it for now.  I hope to meet new faces at the PDN this year!