Before shooting a local model Cordney, I wanted to try something new. I wanted a dramatic head and shoulders shot with a 50mm (80mm on Hasselblad) I did some tests on myself and came up with this simple setup I really liked. I used a 22 inch beauty dish very close to the subjects face on camera right. Turn the subject or the light until you get a small triangle illuminating the subjects right eye appears. Then I put a softened 16 inch beauty dish from camera left at 1 to 1 1/2 stops under the main light depending on skin tone. I like the way the shorter focal length shapes the face and body in these shots. The top shot is of Cordney and the bottom is the test of myself.