Been wanting to update my LinkedIn profile pic for some time now and figured Id sit myself down and fool around under my lights. 300 photos later and I had two i didn't hate. After I got one for LinkedIn, I really wanted one with my awesome jean jacket. Because helllo, it's a jean jacket and it's awesome. And in the style of @DanOstergren I wanted to show some before/after editing work. enjoy. LinkedIn Profile Selfie by The Braineack, on Flickr Jean Jacket Selfie by The Braineack, on Flickr These were both lit the same way: I had my 36x48" softbox above me nearly camera axis pointing nearly straight down and I was holding a reflector to soften the shadows under my chin and get a little more light to the side of my face camera left (butterfly if you will). Then just a second light positioned under my chair pointing back up to my backdrop -- i angled it slightly to light the area behind dark side of my face more than camera right. simple. Here's a screen grab of the skin-smoothing I did. I like to keep it as natural as possible while evening out skin tones and removing blemishes: Otherwise these are pretty much straight out of camera with a crop and simple processing in LR.