Had a great shoot today with Sir Greg, a local athlete who is very talented in a number of sports. Wanted to work on some really edgy portraits, raking side lighting and some ring flash fill. We used three Elinchrom Rangers for this image. Two Rotalux strip lights are left and right of the model for soft accent light. I climbed up a ladder to shoot down with ring flash for fill on this shot. Light falls off rapidly, so this effect makes the model appear to emerge out of a sea of black. Interesting angles always catch the viewer’s eye. Try shooting from high or really low angles to mix up your portraits.
Tech: Nikon D300s, 24-70mm, 1/200 at F8, ISO 200. Elinchrom Rangers, 2 14×35″ Rotalux Strip Banks, 1 Elinchrom Ring Flash, Skyports triggering the strobes.