This was one of the test shots I took of my photo assistant Jon while we were setting up the portable studio for the Arena Theatre actors headshots shoot.
Actors need Headshots all the time, both for their portfolios and for advertising the particular shows that they are in. The Arena Theatre is a local theatre group that is very active in the Bournemouth area.
They are currently performing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) . Well worth a visit, check out the details in the link below.
You can read all about them here: Arena Theatre
We shot two different sets: the one I used to light my assistant above, with a single large octabox camera left, giving a sort of Rembrandt light with a lovely soft, wrap-around light, and a much edgier three light setup which produced a very defined, sculpted light, below.
The completed images were converted to Black and White for publication: