Last week I showed samples from the short lighting section of the class I'm taking in studio lighting. https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=190192 This week we began the section on broad lighting... a technique best employed when the subject has a very thin face. The goal is to set up so the main (strongest) light illuminates the side of the face that is turned towards the camera. We used a single studio strobe for the main and a white foam core reflector for fill. This was the setup. My first attempt was short of the mark. I got caught up looking at my pretty model, and when I chimped the result, it was short lighting, and harshly lit to boot :Curved:. View attachment 261626 I did better with my second model, except she was leaning forward, an awkward pose that didn't do good things for her neck. View attachment 261627 But I learned something useful... to use the model's ears as my guide! For broad lighting, the ear on the side of the face lit by the main should be more visible than the ear on the side lit by the fill. Here's an extreme example. View attachment 261628 Definitely short lighting... but I forgot to adjust the position of the main so there would be light and catchlights in both eyes. That's a fatal flaw. The final shot came out just right. Not too extreme a head turn, a tiny tilt, and catchlights in both eyes. View attachment 261629 Unfortunately it isn't mine :redface:. It was on my camera, but was taken by my lab partner. I'll try to do better next week.