A friend of mine has asked me to do some promo shots for a boxer he knows.
It's not usually my style, but I have been researching types of shots and wondered how to go about getting these types of images - my main concern is lighting.
I want my light to cast lots of shadow and contrast - this will give me a mean type of urban/grunge look, something like the following shots:
All credit to photographer Breat Beadle
I think I have the right lenses 35mm f1.8 / 50mm f1.4 / 90mm f2.8 - I also have a ring flash and a SB 800 flash gun.
I think I might need some studio lighting/beauty dish or some directional light - my research lead me to ebay studio lighting kits - I want to buy something I can use again but am very confused between continuous lighting / strobe and all these mega wattage kits out there.
Is there something I can get straight away to improve my shots - that's not too expensive/which won't be a waste of money - maybe one light or something...
Update: Here is what I managed to achieve with an off camera flash gun and a ring flash to trigger it