Lighting tips to emphasize muscle definition

Started Oct 22, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: Lighting tips to emphasize muscle definition

Jack A. Zucker wrote:

Peter Berressem wrote:

Glossy skin emphasizes the muscular structure by enhancing reflections. Any oil or suntan protection will do.

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cheers, Peter

What a lot of studios do is use strip lights with grids from each side. That'll give you highlight and shadows across the muscles. You can fill from the front with a softbox about 1.5 stops under the side lights if you want to raise the detail.

Yeah this is what I mostly see in the photos and ads I looked at.  It's what I tried to use in the LIVESTRONG shot in #1 but shooting bare flash instead of strip lights (still need to buy a couple).

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