Before we get into the life of Greg Brown I'd like to share with the readers, how this shot was made. Since now you've all read and understood what took place in part one, I could now move along. As mentioned in part one, that soft yet strong photo was an accident of sorts. I ended up making something from nothing, per say. On the other hand, the shot here, was very intentional, no mistakes, no luck, pure preplanning and precision to execute what, in my humble mind, became a brilliant portrait.
If you are the least bit intrigued by what you have read thus far then I recommend reading some more to uncover the mystique and genius of one man behind one lens, me. I did say I was humble right? Anyway, without further ado...
I'm not going to make you bored with details about this shoot since part one somewhat covers just about everything. I will get straight to the point. About time right? The main goal I had in mind was to light the subject, Gregory Brown, with a slightly complex three light setup. Along with the three light setup, I would have the subject model against a plain black background. Simple, clean, elegant. Need I say more? I was working with three speedlights, one Canon 430ex ii and two Vivitar 285 HV's. All three to be triggered by Pocketwizard plus ii's.