Today I was doing two shoots for Vic Firth - the first was a quick shoot with Mehdi Niroomand from the band Of Fear And Faith, who actually didnt even have his sticks yet. I believe he borrowed a set from Matt DGD.
So I wanted to stay simple with this one, I used a small beauty dish - and just put it up around face level so he would be hit with harsh light for a high contrast image.
Lighting: single beauty dish on a dynalite jackrabbit uni400 set to 25%
Camera: Canon 1ds Markii Lens: 24-70
Settings: F8 at a 250th, ISO100
At a 250th it bled in the bright blue sky perfectly, while blending him, and the sticks/logo perfectly.
here are the two final images
I'm hoping next time these dudes are around we will be doing a full group shoot.