My brother in law has been in China for a few months. His girlfriend Samantha encouraged him to let his beard go buck wild while there, so it has blossomed into this glorious nest of manliness. I took Caleb out into the front yard and shot a quick portrait. One assistant is holding a white diffuser behind his head and the sun is directly behind him shining through. Then I have one 580exII high and right to sweep light down across his face, and finally there’s a reflector low and left to kick some sunlight and flash back onto the beard. Then I put in some contrast, sharpening, and color treatment in Photoshop.
Behold “Big Red”, as the Chinese called him.