2 Paul C Buff stripboxes behind myself, with both stripboxes placed at about a 45 degree angle. These lights were metered at f11 each.
The main modifier was the Paul C Buff 22″ white beauty dish without the diffusion sock. I had this on a boom arm, above myself almost directly right of me. I did this in order to accentuate any muscle, by creating shadow. I also did this because if I had placed the main light directly in front of me, the light would have spilled behind me and hit the background. This was not the effect I was looking for. As you can see, I wanted to barely show the cinder block in background. This light metered at f8. I metered this light one stop darker than the side lights because the main light is meant to fill in more than be the main source. The side lights shape, and the front light fills in some of the shadows.
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