My friend Nicolette came over for some portraits, here are a couple.
The first image is my usual tribute to Martin Schoeller, two light setup with one on either side of my camera. On the soft box I block out half of the light in order to create two vertical catchlights in the eye straddling the pupil.
The second image is a single main light just off to the left with a second light adding just a hint of fill on the right, while still allowing for the Rembrandt lighting style.
Editing, effects layers allowing for the pushing of levels, brightness & contrast, saturation along with a warming filter. Finally using clone & healing brushes for light retouching and removal of blemishes.