I’ve been wanting a beauty dish for years now and just never invested in one. For those not into photography, its a very popular light modifier mostly used for headshots that shapes the light very nicely on the subjects face. Photographer friends kept saying, “just go to Home Depot and make it on your own”. Nice idea but just not realistic for me for many reasons. I decided to get one and now I’m kicking myself that I waited this long. I think there’s a lot to learn with how to position the light just right to achieve the desired result but I'm very happy with my first try.
Armed with this new toy, I posted a quick casting call on Model Mayhem and opted to work with Melissa (featured here) as my model. She was really fun to work with and had so much personality that comes through the camera. I also pulled in Lyndsey as the MUA that I’ve worked with in the past on this shoot. She was great once again in bringing the drama to an already pretty face.
These last few (above) were actually natural light (e.g., no flash). Its funny how seldom I shoot without studio light but its fun to experiment with what you get from nice window light. Until next time.