31. The rectangular ring light

This creative beauty lighting setup is a simplistic setup with a very unique twist.

In this beauty photography class Karl tries something completely new and puts a creative spin on a modifier designed for rim lighting. While this setup could, essentially, have been achieved with one light, Karl shows how the addition of a second light adds an additional element.

The final result is a beautiful, soft effect with almost no shadows — a flattering effect ideal for beauty photography.

In this beauty photography class we cover the following:

  • Studio Lighting: How to set up multiple studio lights
  • Two light setup for beauty photography
  • How to creatively use modifiers
  • How to achieve soft light
  • How to use a hair light in beauty photography

NOTE: This course is available with English subtitles


  1. Thanks for show a creative DIY solution for us that don’t own “all the light modifiers in the world”, Karl!

  2. Love the creative process and the edges on the shoulders!
    Is the black mask silvered on the inside of the softbox ?

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