Last weekend I had a chance to teach a one day class on flash photography here in Fort Collins at the Center for Fine Art Photography, we had great students, locations and models…thanks to all! Below the center is a great basement for shooting, so we had to get out the gels and see what crazy ideas came about. We found an interesting corridor with white walls, perfect for reflecting whatever color we chose. Since our model, Chris, had lots of body art, we went for a ‘sopranos’ concept. What really brought the concept together is when Chris found a saw in a box in the corridor, perfect! This was a 3 light set up using SB900s. Our background light was a SB900 on a stand extended all the way up to the ceiling. This light had a red Honl gel with about 50mm zoom to spread the light on the white walls. Our main light was a SB900 shot through a Holn snoot aimed at Chris’s face. The snooted hard edged light gave the sinister look to Chris. The last light we used was a SB900 on the floor shot through a LumiQuest Softbox III. This light illuminated the saw and added some nice highlights in the bottom of the image. All the SB900s were triggered and controlled by a SU800. Tech: Nikon D3, ISO 200, 24-70mm lens, 1/250 at F6.3, 3 SB900s triggered with an SU 800.