Low ceiling Top down challenge

Started 7 months ago | Discussions thread
Jacques Cornell
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Sculpting

Currantos wrote:

Hi.

I really would like to accomplish that "top down" look

Beware of shadows in the eye sockets with this approach.

, similar to a lot of beauty/butterfly and even fitness light that sculpts down the sides of the face/body but have low ceiling challenges.

Anyone has any recommendations? Are there flat lights?

There are some pretty shallow softboxes.

The light plus softbox take up a significant space. In an 8 ft apartment studio to have a top light 4ft softbox the model has to be pretty much seated on a low stool, so full body not possible.

Anyone has any tips or tricks or anything? Trying to learn here. Thank you

Not the top-down light you described, but a veteran fitness photographer I know uses almost closed v-flats from the side to throw sculpting light.

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