One common thing I witness whenever I try to be of some of kind assitance to enthusiasts is that they rarely or even never change their angle in relation to their subject. Maybe that's because of nowadays popularity - and quality - of zoom lenses or the unfamiliarity with external lighting on the set. But that's quite easy to change, and it does comes for free - all you have to do is move your feet.
Have a look at the shot below. It's an outtake from the recent shooting with Cori, here she is situated in front of a Bessemer converter which has become nothing but a massive museum piece. Lighting is courtesy to a beauty dish, positioned in a very conventional manner - which means something like 4 or 5 o'clock high.
Nothing wrong, but nothing special either. Conventional and, therefore, at least very predictable if not somewhat boring lighting. Now, on to the second shot:
Same glass, same settings. Same light and its position - in fact *everything* is the same - except for my position in relation to Cori and the lighting. Much sweeter result. That's the beauty of external lighting on location, as long as the model does not move you are free to move and try different angles and perspectives - in theory you do have 360 degrees to work and play with. Work with a prime for a while, which will make you move automatically. Start to zoom with your feet, and then walk around the model or your subject. Unless you are working on the white cliffs of Dover, of course.
Now, go and shoot. Have a nice day. Like if you like, or comment if you don't.
Model: Cori (www.die-cori.de)