Every year we have a show at school to display our work from the semester. I've been taking portraits for all our shows and it's been an amazing learn experience. I've slowly accumulated lighting and backdrop equipment to light a portrait.
Today's shoot included a dark warm grey backdrop kit, a Speedlight in a softbox, a small LED light for back lighting and a white reflector on the front of the subject the bounce beneath. Our goal for this shoot was to emulate the film noir look of high contrast and dark shadows. If I were to add something to the setup, I would have another light to the opposite side at 50% power of the key light. Check out a couple candids and favorites.