I don't have much experience in studio photography but I'm following a photographer named Brian Ingram and his work is amazing.
Could you guys give me some insight on how to reproduce this kind of shot. I'm looking for a technic to reproduce the focus on the eyes, black background, very delicate lighting of the face without much light on anything else. Lot of sharpness on the face, not on the rest.
I've already tried the technic to get a black background with a flash.
He seems to be using something called Elinchrom and I've found that it is a brand that produces lightning materials but, being on a budget, what would be the simplest setup needed to start ?
Would it be possible to get that same kind of results on smaller objects/subjects (such as toys) ?
For example, this figure : http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o29jhMrNL.SL1000.jpg
Credits : Brian Ingram -> https://500px.com/photo/115271729/-by-brian-ingram?from=user_favorites&user_id=6698456