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How to Use a Fill Light

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Using Main and Fill Light

In this episode we cover what’s called “clamshell lighting,”  with a beauty dish as our main light and softbox as fill. We go over the power Levels of each and how they can best be used together.

Why Fill Should be Based off the Main Light

Your key or main Light is the primary source of Light in the image. The fill is simply used to add detail back into your Shadows, and if you add to much or too little it can throw off the look of the photo. Using a 3:1 ratio will help you bracket so that you have an image showing detail in every area.


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