Kingnog wrote in post #10393204
I feel that the strong light from the side makes unflattering shadows, how can I make it look not as harsh without a softbox?
Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but bringing the light slightly around to the front might be helpful with that? The lighting is still directional, just not as dramatically so. Also perhaps a little closer to the model.
When I study other people's lighting setups, I look for two things - shadows and the catchlights in the eyes. Yours seem to be way off to the left, whereas most I've seen are closer to center. Not dead center, of course, but a little bit closer to center.
I'm still working on lighting, myself, so I'll start experimenting a little, to see