I'd met Indianapolis actor and model, Arron Patterson, quite some time ago, and we'd been wanting to get together and do a shoot, but he also wanted to get some new headshots and portraits. He was looking for something a bit edgy with a lot of contrast, so I setup a three light setup to get a really great effect.
We shot against a grey seamless background. I used my Nikon D610 with my Tamron 70-200 lens. I had three Paul C Buff Einstein E640s: one in a gridded octobox to camera right, and two in gridded strip boxes behind the model to both the right and the left. Those two strip boxes gave some really nice edge light to the portrait.
After capturing the images we wanted we started playing around a bit. He also took a call from his wife, and I kept snapping away, capturing a few life style shots of him with his phone.
Arron also wanted to mix it up a bit by doing some martial arts style kicks. These were fun.
All in all we had a really fun shoot, and were able to get the professional looking images that he was looking for.