Light Set up in Studio – The Hollywood style

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I love the old style. This may sound a little strange for many of you, but I think woman, and by that I am meaning actresses, were way more sexy in the past than now. They had style and grace and were not reduced to legs and breasts. Grace Kelly, Liz Taylor

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The way they used to be photographed has several names : Hollywood style, Paramount Style, Butterfly style…

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I have tried of course to shoot this way I must say that I love it.

But now I can hear you : how do you set the lights ? Easy!

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Set a beauty dish or a small softbox up aiming down at the model at a 45 degree. put the light stand right in front of her. Her face has to look toward it, always. Take a light meter and make a measure and give this to you cam. Done.

You can also add a backlight for the hair. A snoot is a good option.

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