Time for my quasi-annual posting ....
From a recent shoot with Atlanta-area model Brooke, to emulate that classic Hollywood glamour look. Also, this was my first shoot done entirely using hot (incandescent) lights.
Nikon D2X, white balance set for tungsten light, 24-85 Nikkor zoom at 85mm, ISO 400, f5.6 at 1/80th second, manual mode.
Metered with a Gossen Luna Pro S, converted to black-and-white using Photoshop Lab Color mode and deleting the A and B channels.
Lighting courtesy of three 50-year-old Bardwell-McAlister six-inch keg focusing spots (750 watts each) and a 1000 watt Altman 16-inch scoop light for fill. All direct lighting. No umbrellas. No soft boxes. No bounce. No scrims.
Didn't matter that the weather outside had been well below freezing that morning, it was toasty warm in the garage! I'll look for a spike in my electric bill.
Comments and critiques welcome. As we would say in the Navy, "Fire one!" (Unless you're ex-Air Force, then it's "Bombs away!")