Shimmy Susskind, a Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi doing the evening prayer at his home in Vernon Hills, IL. Chabad is the world's largest and best-known Hasidic movements with more than 1300 institutions in over 70 countries. The Susskind family, originally from Brooklyn, established the Vernon Hills Chabad house in 2010. Only a year into its existence, it already has more than 300 members.
Lighting: Ultra 1800 White Light with Westcott umbrella at about 30 degrees, pointing from subject's chest level up. 1/16th power. Canon 430 flash with handmade bouncer on top of bookshelf behind subject, -2 compensation. You can see entire light setup here: www.flickr.com/photos/molotalk/5886898500/in/photostream.
Camera Settings: Canon 40D, 50mm f/8 1/50 ISO 400
Editing: tone correction, manual dodge and burn, sharpening