Flip-flopping from the lighting and processing style shown in this article, I wanted to try a very dark low key look where the faces appear to just be emerging from blackness. The catchlights are intended to look otherworldly and dangerous. The processing emphasizes a toughness found in sports photos. I’m very happy with the results.
You can do so much (anything you can imagine?) to a photo using programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. I guess because I think about this stuff a lot I just assume it is well known to everyone, but I am reminded from time to time that this just isn’t so.