When Steven Page left the Barenaked Ladies to embark on a solo career, one of the first things he needed was new photos.
I recently met him in Syracuse to make a series of portraits. We wanted to keep the shoot fun and loose, so I worked with minimal gear and no assistant over the course of a couple of days.
For this shot, I lit a white bed sheet from behind with a Nikon SB-800. In the front, I had a large Chimera softbox up high with two SB-900’s on my twin-flash speed ring. I did the black and white conversion using Silver Efex Pro in Aperture.
(Nikon D3, 24-70 lens, ISO 800, 1/125 sec, F/2.8)
We got lucky and had a gorgeous sunset at this windmill farm way outside of town.
(Nikon D3, 24-70 lens, ISO 400, 1/1250 sec, F/5.6)
Before we left the area, I made a tight headshot by hand-holding an SB-800 with a Honl 1/8″ speed grid and an amber gel. We faced the opposite direction, so I had the sunset behind him.
(Nikon D3, 24-70 lens, ISO 200, 1/500 sec, F/8)