I attended a lighting workshop at Union 206 studio in Alexandria, VA last night and had a very interesting and productive time talking about lighting concepts. I also had a chance to play around with a ring flash and a softbox about half the size of a twin bed.

This first set of images uses an Alien Bees ring flash. The customary halo shadow blown away by another  light aimed at the background.

Model: Lauren McMahon

Decided to drop a different background into this next image…

This next set of images is using a giant soft box. This crib sized soft box guarantees soft light when working at close distances.

Model: Christine Hodges