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Before you choose a lighting setup, find out what the ‘tone’ of the project is and set your lighting scheme around that. That means if they’re going for a ‘hard-charger’ feel, you’re not going to want to light them with a romantic ‘potpourri’ look. Remember that you’re ‘painting the scene’ with light. Get your hands on some old Masters portrait books and see how they lit their scenes. You’ll no doubt find something that will fit the mood of your upcoming shoot.