This image provides the perfect opportunity to plug my friend Bryan’s blog about reading and writing, The Hopeless Writer. Bryan and I began blogging within weeks of each other back in 2005. In that time I have watched his site evolve into a fantastic resource for writers and anyone who enjoys reading.

Today’s capture was photographed in my studio with the following setup:

Small softbox camera right for main light
Umbrella diffused light above and slightly left for fill.
Polarizing filter on lens for effect.
Black seamless paper backdrop

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/100 second, f/9, ISO 100