Headshot lighting setup?

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  1. DIRT

    DIRT TPF Noob!

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    does anyone know what a basic lighting setup would be for a headshot? i am doing some headshots for a girl and i need a starting point for the lights. i have a softbox and some floods and a reflector disc. thanks all.
     
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    There's a lot of different set ups, for a head shot I would use:
    Softbox off the left side of the camear, reflector on the other and background and hair lights if you have enough.
     
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    could i use a flood for a hairlight? where would i place it?
     
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    You should be able to use a flood, just place it from an angle behind the subject to it skims her hair.
     
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    by "skimms her hair" does that mean from the side? what kind of angle? sorry for all the questions.
     
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    Thanks for the link Alison! I have been trying to learn the very same thing.

    DIRT-Thanks for bringing this up!
     
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    No problem my Pet...hehehe
     

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