During Capt. Stephen H. Murray’s tenure, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division’s metrology and calibration mission expanded exponentially. I thoroughly enjoyed his time at the helm and wanted him to leave with a special portrait, something that linked his Navy career and his lasting impact on the command’s past, present and future.
When Murray appeared for an updated military portrait, I had a lighting scheme arranged for the distinctive portrait above on an adjacent set.
Nuts and bolts: Key light is a Canon 580 EXII set to maual, outfitted with a Lumiquest LTP modifier tabled-topped in front of the subject and triggered with a Pocket Wizard transceiver. Ditto for the back light, only it was modified with an Interfit Strobies Uni-Mount and a small grid. The edge lights were a matching pair of Nikon SB-800s, set to SU-4 mode, each with a Uni-Mount and a set of barn doors to control any spill. Camera used was a Canon 5D MkII with Canon EF 100mm F2.8 IS Macro.