Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife.
Our goal here was to make Bad-ass Dan's profile hard like the blade edge of the sword he is holding. We wanted a soft expression to echo the softened light and a gleam in both the eye and wielded steel. Lastly we wanted to stylize it just enough to make it look almost painted.
Lighting/Strobist Details: 3 Einsteins and one Canon 580EXII. Two Einsteins butterflied right and left and behind model at 1/32nd. One Einstein Above and Camera Left at 1/16 in Chimera Medium Softbox. 580EXII on Manual at 1/8th with a bounce card set to rake the top of the hair. Lights triggerd with Cybersyncs. Exposure 1/200 @ F8 @ ISO 200 - Canon 7D 24-105F4L. Post Processing in Lightroom 4.0/ PS CS5 and Nik Color Efx Pro.