Wings of Valor Kickstarter Project...

Last fall I had the opportunity to contribute photographically to the Wings of Valor book project.  It is an homage to the still-living men who downed at least five enemy aircraft during World War II…otherwise known as "aces."  My assignment was to create portraits of two men in Georgia and South Carolina…Commander Leroy Robinson, and Commander Robert Maxwell.

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Portrait Lighting Diagram...

This portrait was created recently, and after posting it to Facebook, a relative of the subject inquired about the equipment used.  While that is often the most asked question by amateurs (no offense intended...we were all amateurs once), perhaps a better question would be to ask why the portrait was created this way.  The below lighting diagram should help explain how this image was created.

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