My good friend Matt Flinn is a personal chef and cooking instructor in Los Angeles and needed some pictures of himself in his chef coat that he could use for marketing purposes. I wanted to get him into the kitchen and take a variety of poses so he could use the images for various applications. We also did a couple of more casual shots of him by the bar.
Lighting information: I used an Alien Bees B800 studio flash fired through an umbrella softbox coming in from camera right. I used a silver reflector for fill light on the camera left side.
Click below to see the rest of Matt’s portraits.
With this shot, we were going for the ‘Gordon Ramsey’ serious man in the kitchen look.
I wanted to have an action shot that showed Matt doing his thing.