Monday, April 16, 2012

The classic Clamshell Light

Two matched umbrellas over and under the lens. You can change the shape and location of the bottom umbrella by bringing it lower, but I have always liked the catchlight specular in the eyes. In this shot the umbrellas are very close, but it can also be a very cool source if there are four umbrellas and you are 3X the diameter of the umbrellas away from the subject... more like a wall of light at that point. No wrap at all, nearly a ringlight but without that boring, flat ringlight look.

This was shot on the second day of my creativeLIVE show a couple of weekends ago. Minimal photoshop (this kind of light wipes out any and all facial anomalies.

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