A beauty dish is the ideal one light, guaranteed , glorious light modifier than anyone really serious with their portrait photography should invest in. Also they are small and rather easier to transport when compared to a dirty big softbox. I use a Bowens beauty dish and here’s an example of a single light shot. The light sculpting around the models cheek and collar bones is sublime. Here the light was high and camera right, pointing down. But you know, play with the position and see what you get. More on light modifiers coming soon.