High Key Portrait Lighting

The goal in high key portrait lighting is minimization of shadows, and providing the softest edges on those that exist. Lighting is extremely flat. In the above illustration, two large softboxes are placed on either side of the camera, and as close together as possible. In the absence of soft-boxes, two white flats serving as reflecters, bouncing light from a pair of strobes or floodlights would achieve the same broad-sourced soft kind of light. A white background is illuminated by a broad floodlight with the intesity to place it as pure white in the exposure. See the resulting portrait below.
©2010 Larry N.Bolch