I needed some new photos of myself. So I setup some lights and had my friend Claude come and man the camera. As you can see, he did a great job as photographer. Mostly I'm sharing this so that you can how easy it is to end up rocking a 5 light setup. (1) head pointing toward the back wall for overall fill, (1) head with a gridded beauty dish for key camera right, (1) head with gridded softbox camera left for rim, (1) head with 20 degree grid on the background, and (1) speedlight with a makeshift snoot as a little hair light from behind and above.
Oh ya, and a 35mm prime lens. Long lenses for portraits can suck it. Process shot below as well.