Position of Hairlight

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photolando Veteran Member • Posts: 3,188
Re: Position of Hairlight

Really depends on what YOU like.  When I worked in a large volume senior portrait studio, we set all the hair lights above and slightly behind.  But we wanted all the yearbook shots to have the same look, soooo....

I personally don't really use a hair light.  I use a medium size strip box that I place opposite the main pretty much hugging the edge of the backdrop and angled slightly down towards the subject.  It's more of a combo hair light/separation light as it adds a nice highlight from the side of the head/hair to down the side of the body so it "separates" the subject off the background.

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