Asymmetrical three-lights setup for Medium Shots

Most of the times, I like symmetrical lighting without rim. Recently I wanted to experiment with an asymmetrical lighting with rim for a medium shot portrait:

A large gridded soft box (90x110 Elichrom) as a main light, a small gridded beauty dish (Elinchrom) as a rim, a gridded reflector pointed at the white wall behind the camera, camera left, as a fill

A large gridded soft box (90×110 Elichrom) as a main light, a small gridded beauty dish (Elinchrom) as a rim, a gridded reflector pointed at the white wall behind the camera, camera left, as a fill

This is the result, after some editing:

Handsome man unbuttons his shirt - studio shot

I believe this setup also works well switching off the rim:

Francesco S.

Francesco S.

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