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Key light - Canon 550EX high and left of the subject on 1/2, zoomed to 105mm.

Fill Light - manual flash 38 guide rating and 1/4-1/8 ish power from camera right.

Both using shoot through umbrellas.

Aperture - f/11

 

Black c-r-u-s-h-e-d in Lightroom. Also uses my favourite, maxmumish contrast, low vibrance and high saturation. It makes the grapes and the highlights on the skull richer.

 

My plate is probably a bit large.

 

Finally, press L to view on black.

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Taken on November 29, 2011