Needed to do a portrait of a mountain biker the other day. We needed an edgy commercial look, so we went with three lights to start.
We had a bright blue sky day, so we put up an overhead silk to cut the sun down. Then added two strip banks, one on either side, and a small octabank as fill on his frontside. After shooting a few frames, we decided to turn off the fill light octabank, and instead just used the two strip banks for the shot we liked the best.
Tech: Nikon D3, 24-70mm F2.8 lens, 1/125 at F16, ISO 100. Elinchrom Rangers strobes with A heads used, two strip banks and one small octabank. Skyport wireless system triggered the lights.