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.
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 chin 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.