At the most recent Pint and Pixel, hosted by ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) - Oregon, I was asked how I lit this photo. In the interest of time, I gave the short answer, just quickly describing the light setup, which isn't that complicated.
Today on my blog however, I decided to share the long answer. How ambient light is a big part of it and the post processing involved.
Joel Grimes Photography was a huge inspiration for this technique and I'm sure those of you who follow his methods will recognize the similarities. However, I have departed now from doing it precisely the Joel Grimes way.
Hope you enjoy.
Thank you to the models Mathew Northway and Rod Brown. and my mother Sheryl Brown for assisting on all of these shots.http://www.rabpad.moosephoto.com/how-do-i-light-heroic-por