Had this lighting set-up in my head the past couple of months that I’ve been itching to try out. It’s well suited for dramatic portraits, especially of men. Nothing overly complicated, just a couple of lights both coming from behind the subject on each side.
As luck would have it, last night while drinking with my college buddies George and Rodney, they brought up the idea of me shooting their head shots for their website. And since they’re into providing Google ads for clients and not sitting as board members of some big multinational, they wanted the photos to be sort of “anti-corporate”. Nothing too stiff and formal. I figured that the set-up I had in mind would be perfect for this, and since we were just drinking and having fun, I thought “Hey, why not do some practice shots right now?”. Partially inebriated as they were, they gamely agreed.
A few frames:
Here the other light didn’t fire, but I like the effect nonetheless:
I’m lucky to have friends who are such willing subjects, even if it’s more of the alcohol posing hehehe! Will post the actual head shots once the shoot pushes through. In the meantime…
Shoot lang nang shoot!