Ration 1:0 Lighting
Ratio 1:1 Lighting
Ratio 0:1 Lighting
I did some research before about lighting techniques and ratios of lights and how bright should they be. What I wanted to go for was a more direct approach and start off with some portrait shots to play around with my subject and his shadows with the lights. It was an interesting study to find out about the different ways to light a subject and showing how that subject can be seen with just a few adjustments of the lights.
I wanted to go heavy on the shadows to give the subject a heavier and darker look. Adding more drama to the shot and getting more depth.
This is just standard profile lighting that is pretty generic in standard photography. With the lack of a fill light, I made a home made reflector board with a white sturdy foam board covered with tin foil to bounce the key light to create a fill light.
With the help of the reflector board I made a temporary key light and used the main light, that was 45w, as a back light to bringing the subject forward into the frame while keeping him consistently lit without loosing him.
I used a standard spotlight and a homemade 36in x 24in reflector board wrapped in tin foil to bounce the light. The table was there for stability for the board rig.