This was done for my sister-in-law with the intent of getting some "fun" shots of her 5 year old son. We had finished the more formal looks, so we were trying different poses.
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I really wish I had been using my black backdrop at this moment, I think this image would make a much better low-key portrait, but with kids, sometimes you have to take what you can get.
The shadow across the face caused by the hat is a little distracting to me, but I think it plays into the mood.
The lighting is a single flash shot through a 32" diffuser camera left approximately 5 feet high. I didn't use any fill here because I wanted a more dramatic feel.
I think I got lucky with the nose shadow, it falls right along his cheek line in a closed loop style (at least that is what I think I learned from Christopher Grey's book).
I'm fairly new to the portrait photography and especially setting up my own lights; been doing it for a few months.