Trying to Get the Butterfly Light

I have finally assembled and readied a studio within a stone’s throw from my house. It needs better ventilation but otherwise, it is a room which can be rendered completely dark.

One of my earliest projects was to try and capture the butterfly light effect under the nose of a portrait subject. There are so many videos on YouTube about the techniques for the classic looks (Rembrandt, Split Light, Butterfly etc.) as well as equipment (Softbox vs Hard Flash etc.).

I went for the overhead softbox in order to try and capture a slight / subtle butterfly light. Methinks that the technique would require more compliant subjects though…