A Three Light Low-key Setup
- Light to left of camera is the key light with softbox – It is above the model pointing down crating the major lighting of the face.
- Light to right of camera – the fill light with softbox – is there to control how dark the shadows are. Not to remove the shadows completely.
- The light next to the backdrop is there to create a small halo to separate the model from the background and give some three dimensional looks to the photo. It’s the rim light and has a snoot pointing the light at the head and torso only.
It’s critically important that the lights are set so that the dark backround the camera can see is not lit!!