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Bowen’s Beauty Dish / Glorious Portraits

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.


2 responses

  1. Tony

    what size of the dish were you using?

    September 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    • Hey Tony, it’s the Bowens 38cm, with the diffuser cap fitted in the shot above,



      September 15, 2011 at 4:48 am

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