How to create clamshell lighting | Profoto (FR)

How to create clamshell lighting

18 mai, 2020

Écrit par: Profoto

Clamshell lighting can be used to illuminate the subject by using two frontal light sources in order to minimize shadows and create a glowing effect. Here are Hannah Couzens' best tips of how to create it yourself.

Hannah's light setup: Profoto D2 and two modifiers, RFI Softbox Octa and a Collapsible Reflector White.

Step 1: Place the Profoto D2 in a butterfly position to create subtle sculpting to the face and cheekbones, and position it straight in front of the model.

Step 2: Raise it up to the height when the shadows appear under the nose (halfway between the nose and the upper lip), chin and cheekbones. 

Step 3: Add a reflector underneath the model's face to even out the light from above.

Choose a color for the reflector that doesn’t create a distracting bottom catchlight in your model´s eyes. For this image, Hannah was using a white one.

Écrit par: Profoto

Produits utilisés dans cet article

Profoto D2

Le monobloc avec TTL le plus rapide au monde
À partir de 2 529,00 €

RFi Softbox Octa

Idéal pour des portraits flatteurs.
À partir de 324,00 €

Collapsible Reflector Gold/White

Un façonneur de lumière pour refléter un flash ou les rayons du soleil
À partir de 104,00 €