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BuckinghamPhotoArts PRO
 
BuckinghamPhotoArts January 24, 2015
Fantastic shot! Congrats!
wilmamichel
 
wilmamichel April 25, 2015
great shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image came about during a typical portrait shoot at a company where I was working. They needed headshots for the company website and I setup a typical configuration with a key light to the left, fill from the right and an overhead for rim lighting.
Time
Taken indoors during the daytime in a windowless room (a datacenter server room to be exact).
Lighting
Taken with a single Nikon SB-800 located about 3 feet above and a little to the front of the subject.
Equipment
Shot with Nikon D700 on a tripod with a single Nikon SB-800.
Inspiration
When I was done shooting Jeremy's company headshot I was inspired to take a few "out of the box" shots. I felt Jeremy's features would lend themselves well to some hard direct lighting in the sports portrait motif. I turned off the key and fill lights and moved the rim light forward a bit and had him look up at the light.
Editing
A used Lightroom to bring down the darks along the outside of his face and raised the highlights just a tad. I then pushed the clarity up a bit and added some sharpening. Then I converted the image to black and white and that resulted in the above image. Turns out this has been one of my best received images to date and it came about on the spur of the moment.
In my camera bag
Lately I carry my D750, an SB-900, 24-70/70-200/105mm lens and an assortment of light modifiers and other typical doodads.
Feedback
When shooting portraits really look at your subjects features and imagine what kind of lighting would flatter them best. Don't stick to the usual setups and lighting techniques and try out-of-the-box ideas. Keep playing with the lights and poses and eventually you will find that you will be very surprised at what you can do with one or two speed lights and some imagination.

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