A quick photo shoot with one of the developers I spend a lot of time with yielded an interestingly washed out photo. The original shot is obvious from the set below, it’s in full colour and trying to focus on subject’s iris; while casting harsh contrasting symmetrical light.
Two LED flood lights were used to light the subjects face on either side, down from a 50 degree angle. These lights provided heavy shadows around the eyes, and mouth while leaving the nose otherwise washed out. In order to bring out the details hidden in the shadows, a lens mounted ring flash was used.