I’ve worked with Leah many times over the years, and I did her first photoshoot. Leah is now a very successful and much in demand model. Leah would be the first to admit she is "fun-sized" and this means that the whole cat-walk area is (literally) out of her reach. That hasn’t stopped her creating a strong niche working with photographers both locally and nationally on photographic projects where the catwalk height is not crucial.
Actually lighting for guys isn’t that much different than for girls when it comes to revealing the body form. I suppose the one big difference is that in general you are trying to soften the skin for girls, but reveal all the texture for guys.
The first and crucial thing is to position either one or two lights to the side of the subject,
The light should skim the surface you are shooting, allowing the natural peaks and troughs of the body to be revealed – not by the light – …