generally flat lighting with additional focussed shadow till the end

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Sailor Blue
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Re: generally flat lighting with additional focussed shadow till the end

The main light is a hard light to the side and up.

Possibly a fill light next to or above the camera to light the and open up the shadows on the side of the subject.

Pretty much standard background lighting.

Subject flat on to the main light.

Frankly I don't think the lighting is very good.

For fashion you want light that shows off the fashion. This means hard or semi-hard side lighting that throws shadows that highlight the drape and folds of the fashion and show the weave of the fabric.  You then add a soft fill light to control the darkness of the shadows. Hair lights and accent lights - up to the customers vision of what they want.

Typical main light sources are beauty dishes, large metal bowl reflectors, or small size softboxes placed beyond 2 diameters/diagonals away from the subject.  Grids might be used but probably not - just pull out the outer diffuser if you want more specular lighting.

Big fill light diffusers.

Go buy a bunch of high fashion magazines and figure out the lighting.  Those photographers get paid lots of money for those images so they know how to satisfy the customers.

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