Backdrop – one stop brighter than key light. Typically f11 vs f8.
Need 4 lights and a lot of space. Typically the background lights would be approx 2m from backdrop, and subject needs to be further still.
Could use reflector instead of fill light, or could use one light, maybe a beauty dish or a ring light. Could add a hair light too.
Could use foam boards, V Flats or flags to help prevent spill from background lights.
Classic 4 Light High Key Set-Up
This is the text book high key beauty set-up that has been used by photographers for years to create classic high-key beauty images. It was the first beauty set-up I was taught when I studied fashion photography at London College of Fashion.
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What is Beauty Photography?
Beauty is a genre of photography that covers commercial and editorial imagery, as well as portraits, usually cropped in tight to include the face only, or head and shoulders.
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