Lately I’ve been finding the saying, “Life comes in 3’s” to be true… at least with photo shoots.  This is my 2nd of 3 model photo shoots I will have shot within a 2 week span.  Christi stopped by yesterday for a quick round of head shots to help kick start her portfolio and recent signing with Matthew Agency.

I’ve been shooting a lot in my studio lately and wanted to try a few new lighting techniques to “change things up” a bit.  These first 3 shots all have different lighting set ups…

This first one used 2 lights.  A 60″ umbrella directly above me (the light is flashed through the umbrella), and a small 24″ umbrella filling in below and off to the side (light is reflecting back off umbrella).  This first shot was my favorite. 🙂

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This second shot was the same as above only adding in a Nikon SB900 flash with a CTO (orange gel) on it shooting from the right side and slightly behind.

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And this 3rd shot was the same as the image above minus the 24″ umbrella fill light from below on the left.

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Now we are down to just the one 60″ umbrella and a rim light.

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And to close out the shoot, an all natural sunset lighting shot.  The sun peaked out of the clouds just long enough to add some warmth in the lighting.

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