We talked a lot about lighting, but I think we can dive in a lot more and pull everything we discussed about color temperatures, camera angles, and positions to create a dramatic photo…
Photo by: @k3chocolate
Positioning the camera 30 degrees to the left or right of your face will illuminate one side and leave a slight shadow on the other side of your face.
Normally, a reflector can be used to illuminate the bottom of your face, however you can also use a mini ring light at the lowest setting with the same or better results. Using two lights at these angles will eliminate unflattering shadows.
Photo by: @gladymelendez
Positioning the camera behind the lighting source enough to capture a the the background. If you can pull of color coordinating you background with your makeup and outfit this can really add the finishing touches.