What is fashion lighting, what is glamour lighting, what is portrait lighting? Basically, it is all the same. What sets the images apart is how we style the wardrobe, the makeup/hair styling, and how we pose the subject.
We can use a octabox for fashion, glamour, or portraits. We are lighting with the same modifier and simply changing the wardrobe, the makeup/hair styling, and how we pose the subject. A lighting modifier does not determine what kind of image we shoot. Read on and see the images below for a better explanation.
I have stated this several times before, so let me say it again. When I have a shoot, whether it is fashion, glamour or portrait, I light them all the same. It is not like I wake up one morning and say, “today we do fashion lighting”.
Allow me go into more detail and explain myself. It amuses me when folks on photography forums ask what fashion, glamour, or portrait lighting is. Maybe they are asking us “What is great lighting” instead, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt. What determines the image genre is not the lighting, it is the pose, the wardrobe, and the makeup/hair styling.