A lighting technique that is flattering when used with most portrait subjects. It is called Butterfly lighting because of the distinctive butterfly shaped shadow that is present under the subject s nose from the placement of the light(s). The main light is placed above and in the same direction the subject is facing and so produces even, soft light.nikongrossary
In a studio, the main light is placed fairly high, directly in front of the face - aimed at the center of the nose. It casts a shadow shaped like a butterfly beneath the nose.
A slightly high-angle, slightly Diffused source, cen-tered on a (frequently female) subject s face to minimize nose shadow, skin texture, and double chins and emphasize cheekbones and beauty. See also: On-the-nose Key
lighting in which the main source of light is placed high and directly in front of the subject.
Diffusion material, in a large sheet, erected like a tent over the subject to soften light.