In one of my few experiences actually trying to convince my subjects to look more intimidating, we shot some truly unique Call of Duty style headshots for Amplify Credit Union’s war on interest rates. In one of our more unique setups, we used a combination of lighting modifiers to achieve the “rough” look they were after.

Using a high-powered spotlight and a handful of melting gels, we blasted a cloud of DJ fog with blue-tinted light with our subjects illuminated by an equally hard snooted spot for our key while creating some interesting edge lighting using unfiltered Canon shoe-mount flashes.