Tonight I had a chance to photograph my girl again during her practice and I used a different lighting setup. Wanted to do two things differently - move from low key to mid key, and give more emphasis to the background.
Lighting setup: 3 portable flashes - no ambient light was used.
Key light - to camera left, SB800 with 20 degree grid.
Fill light - SB800 pointing to the wall to camera left (not visible) - barebulb, used the wall as a bounce reflector.
Accent light - there is an SB-24 flash hidden behind the lamp on the top right corner. The lamp was actually turned off, and the light you see coming from it is the flash.
I am not too happy about her frontal position and the shadows of the bow and her right hand, but this is just an exercise for me to try different lighting setups at home. The way to eliminate this shadow problem would be to have her wear dark, which would change the mood. I coould also reduce the shadow contrast using a larger source of illumination, but that would change the light structure in the background. So I would need to think about it more.
The original color image had a color shift, with the fill being 5600K and the key and accent being 3200K color, but I wasn’t pleased with the color trickery and decided to process to black and white with Photoshop. Simple is good.