If you are looking for good deals on photography equipment, you should check out Bargain Camera Shows which take place in Pasadena, Buena Park, and San Diego. Today we were in Buena Park with my Blackbelt Lighting Products and had models from VIP Model Events.
For these shots we had a super simple setup with just a 44″ softbox umbrella with a Blackbelt Lighting BB560 speedlite in it set to 1/2 power. With the camera set to 1/250th, ISO 100, f/5.6 we were able to pull really nice light. The softbox umbrella was mounted on a lightweight boom arm so that the umbrella was positioned about 2′ above the model and about a 45 degree angle up from their face.