Butterfly Lighting

Butterfly Lighting is a studio technique commonly used for fashion and Product photography. At its most basic, Butterfly consists of a single light pointed directly at the subject straight on, and raised high enough to create a downward shadow on the subject. This causes a little ‘butterfly’ shadow to appear directly underneath the subject’s nose. I like the effect this lighting gives but I don’t think it would work with the sports images I am planning to produce

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