One of my favorite parts of my job is shooting portraits of graduates for a slide show during the graduation ceremony. It’s run and gun photography due to how many need to get done (usually 50-100 at a time). Every once in a while I get to slow down a bit and make a special one. The photo below is one of those.
Two bare speedlights crosslighting the graduate at 45 degrees, low power (probably around 1/32). 1/250th at f8, ISO 200, 24mm. Square crop in LR3.