I decided to combine my rather soft beauty keylight with some harsh rim lights to combine two different photographic genres.The first light I setup was a Profoto D1 Air up high and behind me.

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Tip Two: Create Interesting Backlight Once you have your keylight designed, now you need to give your video a little extra oomph!

The best way to do this is by adding some backlighting to help edge you out of the background and make you appear more three dimensional.

Almost everyone has a webcam these days, but how many times have you joined into a web chat for fun or maybe even to meet with potential clients and your lighting was less than ideal?

You are a photographer after all so shouldn't your lighting and overall presentation be awesome?

Note about lights: You need to use constant lights but if your strobe heads have modeling lights then you can put those to use.

For these Softbox Keylights I was using two Photoflex Starlites hot lamps (1000 watts with dimmers).

For this particular session, I decided to go with a keylight setup Peter Hurley used during his Illuminating the Face tutorial.

Basically I placed my computer and webcam directly in front of two softboxes that were feathered towards each other.

Your keylight is going to affect the overall mood of your face more than any other light you place in your scene so experiment and make sure you are happy with the shadows it either casts or the shadowless beauty light it creates.