Yvette Nelson Head Shot

Yvette Nelson Head Shot

After shooting some new head shots of Model and Actor Yvette Nelson. She requested that I crop the image she had picked to be a closer view and do a bit of work on the image color and some very small touchup’s. I think Yvette looks very lovely and real, not over the top retouched like you might see with some other Photoshop retouches.

Yvette Nelson Before Head Shot

As for my lighting on this shot of Yvette, I had a light (Beauty Dish) on a boom at eye level of the model. Under her cine there is a large reflector (Silver Card) to bounce light back up under her nose and eyes. This is known as "Beauty lighting", if there was not reflector you would see a shadow under her nose which we call a butterfly. The reflector fills this shadow and give's a softer light to the face. If you look into her eyes you can see the light and reflector.

Beauty Dish

Beauty Dish