Starting with two softboxes (A and B) placed as close as possible to his subject, Art added a silver Lastolite Skylite reflector behind her (C) to highlight the hair and shoulders. To increase the portrait’s intimate feel, he posed her against a wall of black seamless (D). He then used a 2:1 lighting ratio, with the larger, top half of the clamshell (A) twice as bright as the bottom. This helped him produce some shadows in the lower half of the portrait to set off the face.
3 lights, 1 beauty dish in front two lights in back with strip boxes. (same light set up as below minus the background light and background.) You may notice this pose from a recent post of mine. Camera: NIKON D3 Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh Lens (mm): 62 ISO: 200 Aperture: 13 Shutter: 1/250 Exp. Comp.: +0.7 Program: Manual ICC Profile: Adobe RGB (1998)