BTS with Us, means, Behind The Scenes with Studio Lumen. This is tentatively a series highlighting some things we do to make you guys look as good as possible, or anything else that's interesting here at the studio. I reserve the right to change the name on a moment's notice!
For today's post, I thought I'd share the lighting components that make up our professional headshots. We recently realized how much each light is contributing to the shots, and yet when deconstructed, they don't all seem to be contributing much.
I'll start with the final image, slightly retouched (white balance, contrast, brightness, and the background clearned up - we usually do more for clients), then go through each light alone, followed by building the light from front to back.
Our lovely model Gillian was happy to pose (or was she really? Not so sure) for this portrait series. We call it: Lady with Tea.