A recent portrait of Tony George, a local Stuart FL Attorney, provides the perfect example of how well placed, crafted, and shaped light can can transform a room from a drab space into something interesting with depth and dimension.
A pre-production visit to Tony’s office revealed a tight space, but with lots of details that he wanted to include in the image. I took this shot during that short visit to get a feel for the composition and light setup I was going to use.
To illuminate the various objects in the room I used 7 speedlights. I mounted 4 with tight snoots up in the ceiling, 2 on either side of me, and Tony’s key light was off to camera left, a SB900 inside a lastolite soft box.
Here is the final image, we were both very happy with the result:
Again, before and after:
Follow the link to Tony’s homepage where you can see that the image is not your typical lawyer portrait: http://anthonydgeorgejr.com/
To see more of my narrative portraiture please visit: http://www.thomaswinter.com/